Southwestern Deserts

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden

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Scented Trees of Spring

Spring fragrances entice the most dedicated winter hermit outdoors. Consider adding a little aromatherapy to your landscape from one or more of these trees, which are blooming now. Some people are highly sensitive to fragrances and may not like the...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Three Drip Irrigation Classes In celebration of April's Water Awareness Month, the folks from the Water Wise Program in Cochise...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water the Soil, Not the Veggies and Flowers Avoid sprinkling or splashing water on plant foliage with automatic sprinklers or hand watering...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Purple Basil
  • Fertilize Deciduous Fruit Trees
  • Maintain Wildflowers
  • Finish Transplanting Landscape Plants
  • Improve Garden Soil

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