Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden

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My Dependable Daylilies

Like most gardeners, I'm always looking for plants that are dependable as well as colorful and that also offer attractive foliage in the landscape. Daylilies fit these criteria, with foliage that provides long-lasting interest and blooms that are bold...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Hemerocallis Society Learn more about daylilies and how to make them part of your landscape on this American...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Oat Grass Blue oat grass or blue Avena ( Helictotrichon sempervirens ), with its silvery blue,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Out Old Lilac Canes
  • Sharpen Mower Blades
  • Harvest Summer Squash
  • Deadhead Butterfly Bush
  • Wash Out Fairy Ring

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