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Southwest Regional Reports

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    Overwintering Succulents in the Southwest

    Now that it’s December, temperatures all over the country are starting to quickly fall below the freezing mark, even here in the Southwest. Now is the time when the daytime…

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    Southwest: December Garden To-Do List

    This is a great time to spruce up your containers. Add some seasonal annuals or dried elements to bring some life to your pots. December is a time to avoid…

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    Gardening Gift Ideas 2019 for Southwestern Gardeners

    The holidays are upon us, so what better way to celebrate than with some garden-related gifts for your favorite gardener, or even for yourself? Here are our top five gift…

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    The Wonderful World of Air Plants

    Air plants (Tillandsia spp., Zones 10–12) are beautiful little creatures, though they intimidate many plant lovers. They have become quite trendy over the past few years, and you can’t look…

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    Southwest: November Garden To-Do List

    Prune and primp your roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). Check for spent rose blooms, and trim accordingly. Relocate your perennials, since the weather is milder this month. Just…

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    Fragrant Blooms for the Low Desert

    When most people think of the low desert, sweet smells aren’t the first thing that pops into their minds. Typically, we’d think of cacti, palo verdes (Parkinsonia spp. and cvs.,…

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    How to Handle Microclimates Within Your Yard

    Microclimates can pose unique challenges as you plan for and maintain your yard and gardens. Although not all challenges are a bad thing, they can be expensive. For those of…

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    Southwest: October Garden To-Do List

    Now is a great time to spread some seeds. Think wildflowers and annuals such as desert lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus, Zones 7–10), desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia, annual), and snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus,…

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    Using Rainwater Wisely in the Southwest

    There are many ways to collect and reuse rainwater on your property to benefit both your garden and the environment. In the Southwest this is especially important. In this report,…

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    Southwest: September Garden To-Do List

    Late September is a good time to start planting cacti and agaves (Agave spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11). As the heat dies down and the evenings cool off a bit,…