Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden


The Evening Garden

This is a time when gardens are setting the stage to put on a final display before the onset of autumn. Despite the heat of summer, the roses in my garden are setting buds for another glorious display of color and fragrance. Night temperatures are...
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Web Finds

Vegetable IPM Summer is prime time for insects in the vegetable garden, but that doesn't mean you need to wage...

Favorite or New Plant

Apache Plume One of my most dependable hardy shrubs for a low-water zone in the landscape is the Apache plume...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Spinach
  • Harvest Onions
  • Fertilize Cool-Season Lawns
  • Cut Back on Watering Trees
  • Replant Spring Bulbs

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