Southwestern Deserts

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...

Seed Saving and Starting

Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...

Conserving Bumblebees

We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics

After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...

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In the Garden

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Xeriscape Part III: Plant Selection: Native Edibles

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

Shows & Events

Native Plant Garden Showcase & Public Tour Arizona Native Plant Society Flagstaff Chapter holds a summer Native Plant Garden Showcase &...

Web Finds

Southern Nevada Water Authority Sample Landscape Designs Southern Nevada Water Authority offers sample landscape designs produced by area landscape...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Gourds
  • Tend Yourself in the Garden
  • Sow Devil's Claw Seeds
  • Prevent Potential Storm Damage
  • Sow Mini Pumpkins

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