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Southwestern Deserts

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn?t mean you can?t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it?s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don?t Touch Your African Violets

There?s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it?s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Grow a Fresh Salad Bowl

Salad greens are a fun and flavorful choice for any gardener, regardless of your experience level. They're easy to grow, even in limited spaces. As long as you have a location that receives six hours of sun daily, sow a mix of varied greens into a big...
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Web Finds

Wildflowers in Bloom Need help identifying wildflowers from weeds in your garden? Check out the Wildflowers in Bloom...

Clever Gardening Technique

Seek Free Help with Irrigation Any good landscape design is based on an efficient irrigation plan. If you are confused about the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant a Kid's Bean Tepee
  • Continue Harvesting Citrus
  • Planting Bulbs
  • Reduce Watering Frequencies
  • Holiday Plant Care

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