Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

July, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Sustainable Gardening for Homes & Communities
Learn all about it at the 11th Annual Arizona Highlands Garden Conference, held in Payson on Saturday, August 28. Sponsored by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners from Coconino, Gila and Yavapai Counties. Early registration is by July 30. Find registration and agenda details at

Favorite or New Plant

'Gadzukes' Zucchini
Try something a little different with a garden standby like zucchini. 'Gadzukes' is a hybrid with dark green skin and lighter colored raised ridges. When the zucchini is sliced crosswise, the ridges create a star-shape. With 55 days to maturity, there's still time to grow and harvest squash in much of the Southwest. Seeds available through


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