Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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Nature's Little Helpers

Not everything that creeps, crawls, and flutters into your landscape and garden is an unwelcome pest or enemy. Many creatures that visit help to keep insect populations in check. Summer is a great time to observe and learn more about the life in your...
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Resources

Books

Natural Insect and Disease Controls The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect & Disease Control , by Barbara W. Ellis and...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Anemone A prized late-summer and early fall-blooming perennial, Japanese anemone spends most of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Carrots
  • Check Houseplants for Summer Pests
  • Search and Destroy Garden Slugs
  • Inspect Plants for Spider Mites
  • Burn Out Clump Grass

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