Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...

A Different Lamb's Ears

When you say lamb’s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb’s...

All About Watermelons

There is nothing that says “summertime” like fresh watermelon. If you’re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...

New False Aster

Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...

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In the Garden


Selecting Aspen Trees for the Landscape

Aspens are one of the favorite, fast-growing trees in our region, with their smooth white bark, leaves that quake in the wind, and relatively fast growth rate. But wait; there are some limitations for their use in home landscapes. We might not always be...
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Web Finds

Scienturfic.com If you're looking for information on grasses for our region, give the ScienTurfic Web site a...

Favorite or New Plant

The Enduring and Hardy Daylily When it comes to a drought-enduring perennial flower, among the hardiest and most dependable is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Rot-Like Conditions on Tomatoes
  • Grow the Sweetest Corn
  • Plant a Fall Crop
  • Don't Be Alarmed by Giant Caterpillars
  • Water Deeply With a "Frog-Eye" Sprinkler

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