Southwestern Deserts

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Ample Harvest

National News

Did you count your blessings this Thanksgiving for a table set with a delicious feast? Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy such bounty. As a gardener, one way you can help...

Summer Jewels

Although winter is getting ready to extend its icy grip over much of the country, it's never too early to start dreaming about and planning for next summer's garden! And Salvia 'Summer Jewel...

Wild Ones

If you are interested in native plants and natural landscaping, it's time to go wild! Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organization that works to preserve biodiversity...

Climate Conscious Gardening

Thinking global, acting local is a motto that gardeners can follow to do their part to offset the effects of climate change. The Climate Conscious Gardener , part of the acclaimed series of...

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In the Garden


Leaf-footed Plant Bugs on Pomegranates

In autumn, deep red fruits hang from pomegranate trees, adding rich color to our landscapes. However, when some fruits crack and split because of moisture stress in our arid climate, leaf-footed plant bugs are visible on the scene, clinging to the fruit...
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Shows & Events

Edible Garden Tour If you're considering swapping your lawn for a landscape brimming with tasty edibles, take this...

Tool or Gardening Product

Arils Removal Tool (ART) Botanically speaking, pomegranate seeds are called arils, and using that word no doubt worked...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wrap Citrus Trunks
  • Continue Planting Cool-Season Herbs
  • Stop Fertilizing
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Water Correctly to Prevent Root Rot

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