Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

April, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Albuquerque Garden Fair
Albuquerque's Annual Garden Fair will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Albuquerque Garden Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will feature homegrown plants, nursery specimens, annuals, perennials, and much more. Admission is free. For more information, call (505) 296-6020.


Sunset Western Garden Book, 7th Edition
Sunset has just released the seventh edition of the Sunset Western Garden Book, (Sunset Publishing, 2001; $33), for many decades a valuable reference for this part of the country. The latest version contains descriptions of over 8,000 plants and 1,300 color photos. I particularly like the 32 special uses plant lists, such as "Plants for Arid Gardens" and "Plants That Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds." There's also a "Guide to Gardening" that is alphabetically arranged, with concise descriptions of numerous gardening terms and practices, that is helpful for both beginners and experienced gardeners.


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