Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

May, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

A Garden Fair
Head over to the Los Alamos demonstration garden across from the public library (SE corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue) on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Master Gardeners will host a plant sale, children's activities, lectures on gopher management and defensible space, and give tours of the demonstration garden. You'll also have the chance to ask an expert what ails your plant. Free admission. For details, contact New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension, 505-662-2656 or

Clever Gardening Technique

Buy While in Bloom
If specific flower color matters to your garden palette, buy plants while in bloom to get the shade you want. For example, red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) flower color may vary in intensity from bright red to rosy-pink to pale coral.


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