Southwestern Deserts

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden

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You Can Grow a Canna

Canna lilies bloom during summer in neon shades of red, orange, pink, coral, yellow, and gold. If you prefer relaxing in the garden among soothing pastels, seek out cannas with paler yellow or peach flowers. Also, there's no reason why you can't clip...
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Resources

Books

Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants During summer's heat, it's fun for desert-plant-lovers to stay cool indoors and comb through...

Clever Gardening Technique

Have Containers, Will Travel Take your containers with you to the nursery and mix and match potential plant combinations...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Containers
  • Monitor Soil Moisture
  • Prune Heritage Roses
  • Enjoy the Birds
  • Harvest Herbs

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