Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden


Growing Healthy Tomato Plants

It's a hot cracker out there with temperatures soaring above 90 degrees. The warm-season vegetables are really starting to grow and fill out, but the heat raises some concerns about growing tomatoes successfully. Whether you plant tomatoes in a...
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Web Finds

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Web site offers current findings and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bagging Apples to Keep Out Pesky Maggots There is a simple and nontoxic way to thwart apple maggots out of your apple crop. The concept is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Pests
  • Deadhead Flowers
  • Monitor Roses
  • Weed Around Shrubs
  • Pinch Off Suckers

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