Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


Eastern Redbud, a Tough Survivor

After a long winter, it's a delight to watch the ornamental trees explode with a profusion of colorful blooms. Despite our fluctuating temperatures and spring snowstorms, their consistent color is a sure sign that spring has arrived. One of my...
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Favorite or New Plant

Spotted Deadnettle Despite its itchy name, the spotted deadnettle is a charming ground cover for shady areas and the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Clear Up Doggy Spots in the Lawn Try this homemade remedy on your lawn to dilute the high salt content and ammonia from dog spots....
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Crowded Perennials
  • Mow Lawn Frequently
  • Start Warm-Season Cucurbits
  • Plant Pansies
  • Fertilize Cool-Season Lawns

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