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Southwestern Deserts

March, 2010
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Non-Invasive Spirea

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Japanese spirea ( Spiraea japonica ) is an attractive and widely used landscape shrub. But like some other garden staples such as barberry, burning bush and Norway maple, it can be invasive in...

Color in the Vegetable Garden

Planting flowers in among your vegetables certainly adds color to the food garden, but it?s not the only way to liven things up. Why not try planting some colorful vegetables to delight the eye as...

Trouble-free Zinnias

Most gardeners love zinnias, with their bright blossoms in all the colors of the rainbow, save blue. There are tall- and short-growing varieties, ones with single or double blossoms- some are even...

?Prairie Dream? Paper Birch

With its white, peeling bark and graceful form, the paper birch is one of the most striking additions to the garden. Unfortunately, in landscape settings it is often short-lived and prone to...

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In the Garden


Inspiration from Fellow Gardeners

My favorite gardening activity actually takes place outside my own yard's boundaries. I like to visit other gardeners, enjoy their landscapes and chat about their experiences. No matter how much skill and knowledge any gardener may have, there are...
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Shows & Events

It's Showtime The Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs 76th annual convention will feature, It's Showtime ,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Enhance Seed Germination If you have trouble germinating seeds in cool soil early in the season, cover the bed with clear...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Plant Lists
  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Transplant Holiday Amaryllis
  • Fertilize Containers
  • Check Irrigation Equipment

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