Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

March, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Xeriscape Contest
Are you proud of your landscape? Well, maybe you should enter it in this Xeriscape Contest sponsored by Tucson's Tohono Chul Park and the Arizona Department of Water Resources. There are separate categories for homeowners and professional landscapers. Deadline to enter is Friday, April 7, 2006. Application fee for homeowners is $10, and all entrants receive a 1-year membership to the park and other prizes. Deadline for entry is Friday, April 7. For details and entry form, go to:

Clever Gardening Technique

Memory Enhancer
Can't remember when to plant the different types of vegetables in the low desert? It matters, because if warm-season veggies are planted in the cool season or vice-versa, they just don't make it. Use this handy rule of thumb: Warm-season crops are those with fruits that you eat (e.g., peppers, squash, and tomatoes). Cool-season crops are those with edible leaves, stems, and roots (lettuce, kale, and carrots). Of course, there's always an exception: Although we eat the seeds, peas are planted in the cool season.


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