Southwestern Deserts

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Summer Houseplant Care

Like it or not, summer's heat is here, and many desert gardeners need a break. Take refuge indoors and lavish your gardening fervor on your houseplants! Many houseplants are dormant during winter months and start pushing out new growth as days...
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Web Finds

Rainlog Volunteer to track rainfall in your Arizona landscape or simply view maps with rainfall data at...

Clever Gardening Technique

Visit Public Gardens During Off-Season It's fun to visit public gardens during their peak season when everything looks grand and there...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Native Seeds
  • Hose Off Cochineal Scale
  • Water Veggies Carefully
  • Transplant Palm Trees
  • Cull Split Citrus

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