Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
Hosta of the Year
American Hosta Growers Association has selected Earth Angel as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. Earth Angel is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...
New Kitchen Scrap Composter
Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you dont have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...
Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch
Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...
Updated Drip Irrigation Book
Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...
In the Garden
As our landscapes begin to mature and shade trees and evergreens enlarge their canopy, many of us want to continue to grow a lush green lawn beneath the shade of the trees. This can be an daunting task as the areas beneath trees are not conducive to...
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Favorite or New Plant
Butterfly Bush The butterfly bush, Buddleia species, will become an all-summer magnet for the butterflies to...
Clever Gardening Technique
Prevent Tomato Diseases To protect the spread of anthracnose on tomato plants, spread several layers of newspaper around...
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- Plant Trees Carefully
- Repel Rose Cane Borers
- Capture Invading Slugs
- Inspect for Hiding Aphids
- Set Out Water Plants