Southwestern Deserts

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Safe Food Preservation

National News

Are you still putting up pickles the way your Aunt Agatha always did? Do you can your beans and tomatoes the way your mother showed you years ago? Although these passed-down recipes and techniques...

Cast Your Vote

Would you like to help pick this year's American Garden Award (AGA) winner and learn about some exciting new plants at the same time? The AGA, administered by the All-America...

Garden to Plate Safety

Handling fruits and vegetables safely doesn't just apply to preservation methods. It starts right when we harvest our fresh produce. Keeping food safe from garden to plate is especially important...

Love Em and Leave Em

It won't be too much longer before leaves begin to change color and fall in many parts of the country. Unfortunately, all that organic matter falling to earth is too often raked up and discarded,...

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In the Garden


Xeriscape Part III: Plant Selection: Edibles: Citrus Trees

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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Shows & Events

Arizona Highlands Garden Conference Register for the 13th annual Arizona Highlands Garden Conference, Growing in Thin Air, in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Save Space with a Fruit Cocktail Tree If space is limited, consider a "fruit cocktail" tree, which has multiple citrus varieties...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cover Bare Soil
  • Spy Praying Mantids for Fun
  • Make an Inexpensive Path
  • Provide Healthy Water for Wildlife
  • Monitor Citrus Water Needs

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