Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden


The Beauty and Fragrance of Mock Orange

This is one of my favorite seasons as the blooming shrubs are putting on a wonderful display of blossoms. Picking the right shrub for the right place can make a notable difference in your landscape. One of my favorite blooming shrubs that has...
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Plant Propagation The growing season is upon us, and wouldn't it be nice to be able to start new plants from our...

Favorite or New Plant

Creeping Veronica One of the most versatile ground covers for our region is creeping veronica ( Veronica spp.)....
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Regional Reminders

  • Spread Mulch
  • Check Bramble Fruits for Pests
  • Cultivate and Hill Sweet Corn
  • Try Growing Celery
  • Fertilize Vegetables

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