Southwestern Deserts

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden

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Plant a Tree with Kids

Arbor Day is a great excuse to plant a tree, not that we should need an excuse! Arbor Day is celebrated on different days around the country, depending on planting dates. In Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, it's the last Friday in April, which is still...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Small Rootballs Research shows that smaller-sized tree transplants (15 gallon) catch up to larger transplants...

Web Finds

Low-Water Trees To help you select trees that will thrive in your landscape, check out Low-Water Trees , a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Citrus
  • Examine Saguaro Cacti for Rot
  • Water Deciduous Fruit Trees
  • Plant Annual Flowers
  • Feed and Water Roses

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