Southwestern Deserts

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Say "Aloha" to Echinacea

National News

Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...

Jammin' in the Garden

Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...

Bats in Trouble

In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...

Thirsty Lawns

Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...

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In the Garden


Banish Boring Sidewalk Medians

Let%%%s rethink that narrow strip of typically shabby looking grass between the street and sidewalk. It is a prime water waster in the desert because it is almost impossible to position sprinklers to hit such a narrow target without overspray. We%%%ve...
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Shows & Events

2012 Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest on Castner Range Celebrate the 6th annual poppy fest at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Indoor and outdoor...

Clever Gardening Technique

Understand Full Sun When reading plant labels or descriptions that recommend %%%full sun%%% exposure, take into...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Your Greens
  • Let Ladybeetles Do Your Chores
  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Feed Roses
  • Transplant Landscape Plants

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