Southwestern Deserts

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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It's Citrus Harvest Season

Citrus trees are loaded with fruit now, much of it ripe and ready for the picking. The green, glossy foliage really highlights the beauty of the orange and yellow globes of fruit, adding cheerful splashes of color to the landscape. Taste Test for...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Compost Thermometer This is a handy tool for the serious composter, or just a fun gadget for those who enjoy...

Web Finds

Arizona Native Plant Society The Arizona Native Plant Society is a statewide nonprofit organization devoted to Arizona's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Care for Succulents
  • Transplant Annual Flowers
  • Don't Prune Frost Damage
  • Rotate Houseplants

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