Southwestern Deserts

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden

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Caring for Saguaro Cacti

Visions of Southwestern deserts often bring to mind the mighty saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), arms stretched upwards to the sky. New residents lucky enough to have saguaro in their landscape often ask about birds creating cavities in the saguaro,...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Maximize Your Irrigation System As much of the Southwest struggles in the grip of drought conditions, gardeners are ever more...

Clever Gardening Technique

Picking a Ripe Cantaloupe When cantaloupe are ripe, they will easily detach or "slip" from the stem with a gentle push or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Lawns Efficiently
  • Sow Pumpkin Seeds
  • Plant Palm Trees
  • Propagate Houseplants
  • Monitor Rainwater Flow

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