Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

March, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Spring in Bloom
The 10th Annual Valley of the Sun Gardeners Garden Tour showcases nine private gardens around the Phoenix area on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most of these sites were displayed on previous years' tours. The clever idea is to see how plants grow and landscapes mature within just a few years. Cost is $10. For details on the gardens and purchasing tickets, visit:

Clever Gardening Technique

Mingle Vegetables and Flowers
When planting vegetables, intersperse flowering plants to attract pollinators. Often, a lack of fruit set on tomatoes, squash, and cukes is caused by a lack of bees and other pollinating insects.


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