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Southwestern Deserts

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pink-Edged Sea Holly

National News

Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial that?s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...

A Shovel With Attitude

The Kombi shovel is described as a ?shovel with attitude.? One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...

New Multicolored Dahlia

Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. ?Changing Colors? dahlia features flowers...

Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns

Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...

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In the Garden


Desert-Dwelling Chipmunk

My urban wildlife habitat seems to be spreading indoors. I thought odd noises coming from the kitchen were just signs that I was losing my marbles, but instead I've determined there's a chipmunk living in my dryer hose. I'm sure it's the same...
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Shows & Events

Xeriscape Contest Does your landscape feature an interesting combination of native and low-water-use plants, water...

Clever Gardening Technique

Conserve Water The desert has been receiving much-needed rain this winter. Use the "off," "stop," or "rain"...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pull Weeds ASAP
  • Plant Bare-Root Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Plant Bare-Root Roses
  • Sow Tomatoes
  • Fertilize Citrus

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