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Southwestern Deserts

July, 2011
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Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Soil Texture

The towering haboob dust storm that recently roiled across much of southern and central Arizona left behind a thick layer of dust that coated plants, hardscape, cars, and everything else in its path. As I swept what seemed like a bucket of residue off...
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Web Finds

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Located in Tucson, this unique attraction combines a botanical garden, natural history museum,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Spot Aeration Lawns will be healthier if they are aerated every two to four years to reduce compaction, which...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wash Dusty Plants
  • Water Pecan Trees
  • Plan for Toads
  • Mow Properly
  • Squash the Squash Bugs

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