Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


For Your Tree's Health

Have you taken time this year to check the trees in your landscape for signs of stress or disease? Now that trees have fully leafed out and are growing, they are enduring one of the hottest spring seasons on record. Temperatures soaring to an...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fountain Grass Fountain grass ( Pennisetum alopecuroides ) looks like a sparkling fountain when backlit by the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make "Fruit Drop" Cleanup Easier Spread a canvas tarp under mature fruit trees that annually drop small, immature fruits during...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Polymer Gel Crystals
  • Fertilize Raspberries
  • Use Bacterial Warfare Against Caterpillars
  • Begin Deadheading
  • Look for Bargain Plants

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