Southwestern Deserts

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something New Under the Sun

National News

Coleus is great for adding bold, season-long color to garden beds and containers. And now you can get double the color in one easy "seed." Part of the Fuseables® line from Harris Seed, the new...

Arsenic and Old... Apple Juice?

Well, it's not old ladies spiking their homemade elderberry wine with arsenic, as they do in the classic play Arsenic and Old Lace, but it may be even more sinister. According to a new report...

Occupy Green/Red Chile

If you missed the opportunity to rally with protesters over corporate greed and economic inequality in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here's your chance to join a new movement. Only this...

Black Olive

It may sound like an addition to the appetizer tray, but this 2012 All-America Selections winner is a pepper, and an outstanding ornamental one at that. Although its fiery hot fruits are edible,...

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In the Garden


Gardening Resolutions

Exercise more and eat healthy. Most of us make some version of those basic New Year's resolutions. However, gardening-specific resolutions are more entertaining and help us achieve the first two by burning calories while tending nutritious,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Pepper Plants Two peppers were named All-America Selections for 2012. 'Cayennetta' won the Vegetable Award for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Add Warmth for Frost Protection The slight heat generated by a mechanic's light with a 100-watt bulb can help protect citrus or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Maintain Flowering Holiday Plants
  • Propagate Christmas Cactus
  • Recycle Cut Christmas Trees
  • Get Exercise and Rake Up Leaves
  • Collect Pecans Promptly

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