Southwestern Deserts

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden

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Cool to Warm Season in the Vegetable Garden

There's plenty to do in the vegetable garden right now. It seems that when cool-season vegetable beds start to really look full and fabulous, they decide to play tricks on the gardener and go to flower, or bolt! And yet the warm-season garden isn't...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Mingle Vegetables and Flowers When planting vegetables, intersperse flowering plants to attract pollinators. Often, a lack of...

Web Finds

Native Seeds/SEARCH Native Seeds/SEARCH is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen food security in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Out and About!
  • Leave Spider Webs Intact
  • Care for Houseplants
  • Mulch Bulb Beds
  • Fertilize Roses

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