Southwestern Deserts

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden

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Make Chile Ristras as Southwestern Holiday Decorations

Nothing greets visitors with a cheery Southwestern "Bienvenidos" quite like a fire-engine red chile ristra hanging on the front door. Ristras -- long strings of chile peppers -- traditionally serve a practical purpose to dry and store the fall harvest,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Using Chile New Mexico residents know their chile peppers. After all, the chile is designated as one of their...

Clever Gardening Technique

Stockpile Plant Materials Gather, dry, and store unusual plant materials from your landscape throughout the year. As your...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Hot Chocolate with a Pinch of Chile Pepper
  • Force Fragrant Paperwhite Bulbs
  • Water Holiday Flowers Correctly
  • Help Your Cut Christmas Tree Survive the Holidays
  • Investigate Rose Varieties

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