Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

September, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale
Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix holds their highly anticipated plant sale, offering all sorts of unusual and hard-to-find plants in one location. Experts are on hand to answer questions. You can also purchase containers and other garden accessories. Garden members only: Friday, October 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public: Saturday, October 13, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. You can purchase a membership on site if you want to attend Friday. The best plants go fast!

Clever Gardening Technique

When to Harvest Pomegranates
Rind color isn't always a good indication of pomegranate ripeness. Try this: If the flower end is open and the fruit pulls easily from the branch, then rap it sharply against a hard surface, such as a block wall. If the fruit splits open readily, it should be ripe. Of course, only the taste test will tell you for sure!


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