Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Ground Covers That Can Take Your Feet

In some gardens there can be a lot of foot traffic from Rover, Tabby, various wild animals, and neighborhood kids that like to visit. A garden should be enjoyed by all, so plan on having plants that can withstand being walked on. That's right, plants...
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Shows & Events

Golden Farmers' Market Now through October 6, the Golden, Colorado, farmers' market is your place for fresh vegetables,...

Web Finds

Biological Control Information Center The NCSU Biological Control Information Center can help you discover environmentally friendly...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eradicate Wild Morning Glory
  • Watch for Hornworms
  • Put Houseplants on Vacation
  • Install New Sod
  • Protect Fruit Trees

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