Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

December, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Arid Zone Trees
A Phoenix wholesale plant grower offers this Arid Zone Trees Web site that's geared for professionals, however the plant descriptions provide a great starting point for researching potential trees to add to your landscape. Click on Arid Zone Times for more detailed articles on horticulture and plants.

Tool or Gardening Product

Merrill's All Natural Compost Tea
Compost tea provides a nutritious drink for plants, but sometimes it can be a bit messy to make or I don't have compost at the right decomposition stage for mixing with water. Merrill's All Natural Compost Tea eliminates the fuss with their handy "teabags." Steep one teabag in a gallon of warm water for 10 to 15 minutes and you're all set to water your plants. The product is certified by Rodale Organic Gardening. Teabags come in a box of 12 that would make a nice holiday gift for the gardeners on your list. Perhaps include some herbal teas made from your garden that are fit for human consumption!


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