Southwestern Deserts

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Small Space Edible Gardening

National News

If you're interested in growing some of your own food, but aren't sure you have the space or time to do so, turn to horticultural educator William Moss for inspiration and advice. In his new book...

Fall and Winter Gardening Advice

It used to be that the first fall frost signaled the end to the vegetable harvest for most gardeners. But no longer! More and more gardeners are incorporating techniques and materials that allow...

Vertical Fall Color

Vertical gardening is all the rage, and with good reason. Growing vines up arbors, trellises, and tuteurs or over a pergola adds interesting vertical accents to the landscape, can be used to...

A Sweetheart of a Cyclamen

Many of the flowering plants we associate with fall are bright and brassy sun lovers -- asters, chrysanthemums, and goldenrods. But for late summer and fall blooms with a more elegant and...

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In the Garden


Xeriscape Part IV: Irrigation: Effective Watering Techniques

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

Tour de Coops Keeping chickens in urban areas is becoming almost commonplace. Learn how to raise your own hens...

Clever Gardening Technique

Avoid Overwatering It may seem counterintuitive, but in arid climates, many horticultural experts find that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Plant a Cover Crop
  • Add Landscape Plants
  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Halt Fertilizing

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