Southwestern Deserts

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Xeriscape Part IV: Irrigation: Plant Water Use Basics

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 and site analysis, whether to install turf,...
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Shows & Events

Irrigation and Landscaping Classes Learn how to create a healthy, vibrant landscape without the water waste by attending a class...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Yucca I like Yucca rigida's cooling blue color and two-foot tall flower stalks with creamy flowers...
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Regional Reminders

  • Examine Plants Before Purchase
  • Fertilize to Keep Summer Vegetables Producing
  • Prune and Feed Roses
  • Prepare Fall Garden Beds
  • Recycle Newspapers as Paths

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