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Southwestern Deserts

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Two-Toned Veronica

National News

Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...

Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer

Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...

Variegated Paraguay Nightshade

When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...

Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer

Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe they?ve discovered the Achilles...

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In the Garden


Plant a Clone

I get a crick in my neck staring up at towering agave flower stalks covered in "bulbils," which are tiny clones of the mother plant. There's just something fascinating about this survival method in stark silhouette against blue desert sky. Although most...
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Shows & Events

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center What's better than looking at plants? Looking at plants for free! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower...

Favorite or New Plant

Baby Rita Prickly Pear Opuntia hybrid 'Baby Rita' is a merry little cactus that combines the bright pink flowers of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stockpile Leaves
  • Nourish Garden Soil for Spring Planting
  • Monitor Bulb Beds
  • Harvest Salad Greens
  • Check Irrigation

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