Southwestern Deserts

September, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Fall is on its way. This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses really strut their stuff in the garden, their leaves backlit by low autumn sunlight, their panicles waving against a clear...

Take a Trip to Tomatoville

Tomatoes are the number one home vegetable garden crop in America. Whether you're motivated by the wonderful flavor that only a truly ripe tomato can deliver, want to be the first on your block...

National Pesticide Information Center

Want to find out about safe pest control strategies? Have a question about dealing with mosquitoes or ticks in your home landscape? Have questions about using pesticides as safely as possible or...

Rating Heucheras

Some plants seem to catch the fancy of plant breeders and inspire them to develop a mind-boggling array of cultivars, so many that a gardener is often at a loss when it comes to choosing among all...

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In the Garden

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Cool Season Gardening

Nights will finally cool and daytime temperatures back down as September progresses. It will soon be time to dig in for some cool-season gardening. Low-desert gardeners are blessed with two distinct gardening seasons -- a cool one and a warm one --...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Plants of the Bible Land Walking Tour Did you know that the Sinai Desert lies roughly at the same latitude as our own Sonoran Desert?...

Favorite or New Plant

Jojoba Native to the Sonoran desert, Simmondsia chinensis is an extremely tough plant. It takes full...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow to Share
  • Reduce Watering
  • Clean up Warm-Season Beds
  • Prepare Bermuda for Overseeding
  • Plan for New Trees and Shrubs

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