Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden


Environmentally Friendly Controls for Rose Diseases

Growing roses in our region is often a challenge for the newcomer, but with the proper soil preparation, site placement, and common-sense care techniques, roses will thrive with vigorous green foliage and an abundance of blooms. Roses can be...
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Web Finds

American Rose Society If you grow roses, visit the American Rose Society Web site to keep up to date on the newest...

Clever Gardening Technique

Powdery Mildew Control Here's a homemade remedy to reduce the spread of powdery mildew on roses and lilacs. You most...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mount Biological Warfare
  • Be On the Lookout for Slugs
  • Deadhead Peonies
  • Divide and Conquer Poppies
  • Cultivate Compacted Soil

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