Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

September, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden



Ants get a bad rap. They do more good than harm, acting as soil builders. They also eat the eggs of pests, such as fleas, and compete with fire ants, helping to keep them away. I made a deal with ants in my yard: they can construct their hills wherever...
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Shows & Events

Demonstration Garden's Self-Guided Tour The Glendale (Arizona) Public Library's Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is hosting a special event...

Favorite or New Plant

Penstemon parryi There are many lovely penstemon, but Penstemon parryi is my favorite. Its vivid pink flower...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Fall Gardens
  • Chill Bulbs
  • Fertilize Landscape Plants
  • Prune and Feed Roses
  • Feed Citrus

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