2001 Southwest Yard & Garden Archives


  • January 13, 2001
    Pruning hibiscus in New Mexico
    Reasons for timing of pruning roses, grapes, and lilacs



  • March 3, 2001
    Pet urine damage to lawn
    Goathead (puncture vine) problems
  • March 10, 2001
    Grass clippings and lawn thatch
    Carpenter bees and roses



  • May 5, 2001
    Do I have to remove wire mesh from trees?
    Transplanting lilac
  • May 12, 2001
    Vertical garden space
    Planting a tree close to the house
  • May 19, 2001
    Wind damaged tree branch
    Daffodils' leaves turning yellow


  • June 9, 2001
    Whitish-grayish coating on grass leaves
    Ants on willow tree


  • July 21, 2001
    Europs daisy and hibiscus hardiness
    Plant identification - Vitex




  • October 6, 2001
    Pinon tree making fine spray below branches
    Composting leaves in the fall
  • October 20, 2001
    Sawdust in firewood
    Keeping flowering fruit trees from fruiting


  • November 3, 2001
    Fungus gnats when bring plants in or repotting
    Covering materials when frost expected


  • December 1, 2001
    Black dots on house plants' leaves
    Winter protection for tender plants

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Marisa Y. Thompson, PhD, is the Extension Horticulture Specialist, in the Department of Extension Plant Sciences at the New Mexico State University Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center, email: desertblooms@nmsu.edu, office: 505-865-7340, ext. 113.


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