Southwestern Deserts

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden

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Xeriscape Part III: Plant Selection: Low-Allergen Gardening

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. Previous reports covered design, site analysis, whether to install turf, and...
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Resources

Books

Allergy-Free Gardening Horticulturist and author Thomas Ogren started delving into the topic of plant pollen because his...

Favorite or New Plant

Boothill Eupatorium Butterflies crowd the fuzzy lavender-blue flowers of Conoclinium (syn. Eupatorium) greggii...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Beans
  • Transplant Palms
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Protect Fruiting Vegetables
  • Sow Sunflowers

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