Southwestern Deserts

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Improving Garden Soil

Cool-season flower and vegetable planting is here at last, and it's time to improve the soil in garden beds. Desert soils look boring beige in comparison to those rich, black soils found in other parts of the country. The difference is due to the...
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Shows & Events

Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix will hold its Fall Plant Sale, a one-stop shopping...

Clever Gardening Technique

Corral Invasive Mint Mint is a wonderful, fragrant herb but it spreads rampantly by underground runners. To control...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Veggies
  • Plant Cool-Season Flowers
  • Plant Cool-Season Herbs
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs

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