Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
New Curly-Leaved Begonia
Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, its commonly grown as an annual in all but...
New Targeted Herbicide Applicator
Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....
Royal Vegetable Garden
Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obamas new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...
Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?
Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. Its loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...
In the Garden
Afternoon thunderstorms, torrential downpours, drying winds, hail, and now the onset of diseases can make growing roses a bit of a challenge. This has been an unusual year for my few rose bushes, but despite it all, they are resilient and continuing to...
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Amereican Rose Society One you've been bitten by the rose-garden bug, you'll want to visit the American Rose Society...
Favorite or New Plant
Blue Hill Salvia One of my favorite perennials with violet-blue, spiky flowers is the Salvia x sylvestris...
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- Thin Out Older Flowering Shrubs
- Continue to Mow Lawns Frequently
- Plant New Trees
- Fertilize Flower Beds
- Pinch Back Herbs