Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden

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The Reliable Peony

The old-fashioned peony in my grandmother's garden had huge pink flowers and was the focal point in the flower bed. As a young child I would always marvel at the beauty of the huge blooms every June. Busy ants would scurry all over the emerging buds....
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Resources

Web Finds

A Home Irrigation System Conserving water in the garden is easier and much more efficient if you have a home irrigation...

Favorite or New Plant

Sweet William I've always been hooked by the clove-scented flowers of sweet william ( Dianthus barbatus )....
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Pathways
  • Make Successive Plantings
  • Control Slugs
  • Remove Elm Leaves in Lawn
  • Transplant Seedlings

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