Southwestern Deserts

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you’'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Easy Care Desert Flowers

If you don't count gardening in the hot sun as a fun activity, know that many native plants will keep their looks through the summer with only a minimum of effort on your part. Even though they're growing in the blazing sun with little water (or...
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Web Finds

Integrated Pest Management for the Home Garden Integrated pest management means using the safe, effective, and sustainable strategies for...


Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest For year-round beauty and low maintenance in Southwestern landscape, native plants are a great...
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Regional Reminders

  • Increase Watering Frequency
  • Control Pearl Scale
  • Plant Colorful Annuals
  • Check for Black Widows
  • Monitor Tomato Plants

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