Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden


Time to Give Lawns a Boost

If your lawn is like mine, it has survived another long, hot summer. Or has it? Maybe unsightly weeds, thinning grass, and brown and yellow patches have more than likely turned your emerald carpet of green into Death Valley. Don't despair, however....
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Web Finds

CSU Turfgrass Everything you need to know about lawns within our Rocky Mountain area can be found on this CSU...

Favorite or New Plant

Fall-Flowering Colchicum With the right planning, your late-summer and autumn garden can be highlighted by the spectacular...
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Regional Reminders

  • Invite More Butterflies
  • Start Harvesting Potatoes
  • Remove Fallen Fruit
  • Watch for Powdery Mildew
  • Tackle Crabgrass

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