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Southwestern Deserts

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ?Endless Summer? for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ?Endless Summer? blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It?s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that?s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren?t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They?re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina?s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It?s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden


To Garden or Not to Garden; That is the Question

Is that a valid question? Indeed, for gardening enthusiasts and fanatics (and you know who you are), the response is most likely, "NO!" We think gardening is essential, perhaps not right up there with water, food, and shelter, but certainly tops on the...
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Shows & Events

Spring Plant Sale The University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens spring plant sale offers landscape trees...

Favorite or New Plant

Texas Mountain Laurel 'Silver Peso' The scent of grape bubble gum or kool-aid surrounds Sophora secundiflora 'Silver Peso' in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Check Irrigation Equipment
  • Continue Transplanting Landscape Plants
  • Plant Citrus
  • Protect Young Plants

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