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Southwestern Deserts

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stop the Emerald Ash Borer by Educating Kids

National News

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an introduced pest that is devastating our native ash trees. First discovered in Michigan less than a decade ago, it has killed tens of millions of trees so far in...

Black Spot Resistant Roses

The Earth-Kind® program was started at Texas A&M University to support environmental landscape stewardship. Part of this program includes research and trials to identify regionally adapted...

Avoid the Top Ten Landscape Mistakes

Good landscaping can add beauty and value to your home grounds and make them easier to care for. Poorly done landscaping not only can cost you a lot of wasted dollars and effort, it can create an...

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Ancient specimens of trees are the largest and oldest living things on earth. To help keep these survivors from being irretrievably lost, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive was founded to save the...

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In the Garden


Summertime Rose Maintenance

Depending on where you live in the Southwest, rose bushes may be budding out, in glorious full bloom, or ending their major flowering period to just hang in there through intense heat. Follow these pointers to keep your bushes as healthy as possible....
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Favorite or New Plant

Chihuly Rose If you have room for only one bush and can't decide upon color, consider this floribunda. Named...

Clever Gardening Technique

Deadhead Roses Effectively When removing spent rose blooms, clip as small a length of stem as possible, leaving as much...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Palms in the Low Desert
  • Shade Tomato Plants
  • Transplant Herbs
  • Pinch Back Foliage to Create Bushier Plants
  • Maintain Bulbs

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