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Southwestern Deserts

February, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

12th Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference
The Xeriscape Council of New Mexico is the sponsor of the upcoming 12th Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference in Albuquerque on March 8 and 9. Topics include restoring arid lands, precipitation-only landscaping, diversity in public landscape, transitional zone xeriscapes, global climate change and desert landscapes, natural landscape through aesthetic pruning, and more. For a complete list of topics and speakers, call (505) 468-1021, or go to: www.xeriscapenm.com.

Clever Gardening Technique

Pots on Wheels
The thought of lugging heavy pots around may dissuade you from protecting them if frost is predicted! Save your back and legs by setting containers on wheeled plant caddies. This makes it easy to move them into protected areas, such as beneath roof overhangs or tree canopies. Even wheeling them to the front door makes it much easier to lift them inside if they are especially cold-tender. In summer, plant caddies also make it easier to move containers into shadier spots as required.

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