Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
Butterfly-Attracting, Disease-Resistant Phlox
Midsummer is tall phlox ( Phlox paniculata and P. maculata ) season in the perennial garden. Phlox is known for its beautiful flowers this time of year, but powdery mildew often ruins the show....
Save the Ash Tree
There is a growing concern about native ash trees across the country. The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has set up home in communities in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Eastern Canada...
Elderberry Pruning Trials
Elderberry bushes are gaining in popularity. This native shrub is easy to grow and is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions, including wet areas. It features attractive white flowers and...
National Community Gardening Week
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has named August 23-29, 2009, National Community Gardening Week. As an ongoing commitment to encourage community gardening, the USDA is installing Peoples...
In the Garden
Like splashes of watercolors on the landscape palate, some flowers re-seed themselves to paint our gardens with tantalizing colors while adding textures that are often unexpected in the summer garden.
I've marveled at the power of these self-sowing...
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Favorite or New Plant
Blue Flax Hardy throughout the region and tolerant of the dry prairies, blue flax ( Linum perenne ) is a...
Clever Gardening Technique
Epsom Salts for Roses Do your roses have tired roots? Are your plants lacking in vigor and blooms? Sprinkle a couple...
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- Leaking Poplar Trees Not Uncommon
- Pincher Bugs on the Move
- Get Grasshoppers While Theye Still Small
- Lawns Need TLC During Hot Weather
- Keep Tomato Diseases and Pests at Bay