Southwestern Deserts

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden


Grow Your Greens

Greens -- beet greens, chard, collards, turnip, mustard, kale, and spinach -- have similar growing requirements and offer similar benefits. Seeds are easy to sow directly into the soil. Plants continue producing for months, leaves are simple to harvest,...
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Shows & Events

Rose Garden Tour Mesa-East Valley (Arizona) Rose Society annual rose garden tour will feature three public rose...

Clever Gardening Technique

Attract Pollinators As salad greens bolt and go to flower, they become bitter, so harvest and share or freeze. Allow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Milkweeds for Monarchs
  • Add Landscape Plants
  • Transplant Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Feed Deciduous Fruit Trees
  • Feed Roses

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