Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard

National News

Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there’s a...

Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes

Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It’s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...

Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults

It’s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...

Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds

From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...

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In the Garden


Eeek! the Earwigs are Back

Summer is a wonderful time to relax in a garden amidst the blooming annuals, perennials, and container gardens. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the rewards of your earlier efforts. But wait -- something's not quite right. Those marigolds weren't shredded...
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Web Finds

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program The Integrated Pest Management Program Web site from Penn State University has excellent...

Favorite or New Plant

Hopflower Oregano Looking for a drought-tolerant perennial that thrives in August heat? The hopflower oregano (...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watering the Lawn
  • Dealing With Cats in the Garden
  • Pick and Dry Lavender
  • Water the Compost Pile
  • Harvest Currants

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