Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden

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Noninvasive Ways to Reduce Turf Diseases

As summer approaches, so does the incidence of turf diseases. Some of us will do just about anything to maintain a thick green lawn. But sometimes in spite of our best intentions, we inadvertently create conditions that allow disease to spread more...
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Resources

Web Finds

CSU Turfgrass Trying to maintain the best lawn on the block doesn't mean treatment with the strongest...

Favorite or New Plant

Lupine One of the highlights of the perennial garden is the blooming of the lupines. The tall, upright...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Apple Clusters
  • Control the Invasion of Aphids
  • Mulch Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Pick Strawberries Often
  • Cut Off Old Iris Blooms

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