Southwestern Deserts

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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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 all...
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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 Exposure When reading plant labels or descriptions that recommend "full sun" exposure, take into account...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Your Greens
  • Let Lady Beetles Do Your Work
  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Feed Roses
  • Transplant Landscape Plants

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