Southwestern Deserts

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Xeriscape Part I: Planning & Design: What Do You Want?

Xeriscape design includes a set of seven principles to guide you in the creation and long-term maintenance of a colorful earth-friendly landscape that suits your unique needs. First step: planning & design. Regardless of your gardening knowledge or...
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Shows & Events

Native Plant Revegetation Program Learn about Grand Canyon National Park's native plants by volunteering for a weekend to assist...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create a Master List of Questions If gathering the entire family for input on your landscape design or overhaul, it helps to have a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Compile a Garden Idea Book
  • Watch for Tomato Hornworms
  • Eat Herb Blossoms
  • Halt the Spread of Nutsedge
  • Reprogram Timers

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