Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden


Add Irises to Your Garden

This year's display of irises are quite spectacular with vibrant colors and vigor. I can always depend on the iris garden despite the late spring frost that they seem to escape. If you don't have a few iris plants in your garden, I encourage you to...
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Web Finds

American Iris Society The informative American Iris Society Web site promotes the growing of irises, classification...

Favorite or New Plant

Red Hot Poker One of my favorite flowers is red hot poker( Kniphofia hybrids). As the name implies, the bloom...
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Regional Reminders

  • Develop a Lawn Watering Schedule
  • Control Aphids
  • Deadhead Spring Bulbs
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Support Tall Delphiniums

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