Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow a Fall Crop of Strawberries

National News

Strawberry lovers take heart; for those who can’t get enough fresh strawberries and wish the June crop produced over a longer period, there may be a solution. A new cropping technique developed by...

New, Natural Weed Killer

Summertime means weeding time for most gardeners. While the old methods of hand pulling and hoeing are still the most effective, sometimes you’d just like to spray those weeds to get rid of them....

Unique Pine Tree

Evergreen trees fill many roles in the landscape. They block unsightly views, provide a dark backdrop to colorful flowering shrubs and perennials, and create habitat for birds and wildlife. It’s a...

Free Guide for Organic Gardeners

The number of organic farmers, as well as the number of acres devoted to organic growing methods, has increased steadily for the past 10 years. This increase creates a need for up-to-date growing...

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In the Garden

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Hummingbird Vine

During the heat of summer it's a good time to consider how landscape plants can help cool your outdoor living areas. One of my favorite groups of plants for helping to make relaxing outdoors cooler and more private is vines. They are often underused in...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Black-Eyed Susan Vine You can grow some very attractive annual vines from seed in just a short time. They will bloom...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Recycled Trellis You don't always need a fancy support for vines. Here's an idea for a make-your-own: Secure a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Patrol for Mites
  • Propagate Roses
  • Harvest Cucumbers Often
  • Prune for Tip Moth
  • Deadhead Delphiniums

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