Southwestern Deserts

June, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protecting Trees during Construction

National News

Whether you're building on a new site or adding on to or renovating your existing home, you undoubtedly recognize the value of the existing trees on your property and want to keep them healthy and...

Helping Veterans with Green Spaces

Gardeners know the feeling of peace and well-being that working out in the garden brings. Now Keith Tidwell, a senior Extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell...

White to Rose Geranium

Who doesn't love geraniums! They are easy to grow and the epitome of cheerfulness. And while bright red blossoms are classic, there is lots more to explore in the geranium world. One of the...

Year of the Watermelon

For all of you for whom summer just wouldn't be summer without a sweet crisp watermelon to sink your teeth into, you'll be glad to learn that the National Garden Bureau has declared 2013 as the...

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In the Garden


Matching Plants with Containers

Does a plant ever grab your eye at the nursery and you just have to take it home? Then, what to do with it? As an impulse buy, you may end up puzzling how to use it to best advantage. One possibility is to play up its features by matching it with a...
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Favorite or New Plant

Aloe vanbalenii The stiff, barbed leaves of Aloe vanbalenii have a lime green color and develop reddish bronze...

Clever Gardening Technique

Waffle Beds This traditional planting method helps young seedlings get off to a good start. Instead of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Increase Container Watering
  • Transplant Palm Trees
  • Harvest Deciduous Fruit
  • Collect Seeds
  • Water Cacti and Succulents

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