Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Toad Lily

National News

Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...

San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable

Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...

National Indoor Gardening Day

While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...

What’s Woolch Mulch?

While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, here’s a new idea...

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In the Garden


Time to Give Your Lawn A Boost for Early Autumn

It's been an unusual summer with the frequent rain storms, micro-bursts that have blown down mature trees, hail, and cooler than normal night temperatures. In my case that's been good news for my lawn since I haven't had to water so much so the water...
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Web Finds

Follow Proper Pruning Techniques With many areas hit by hail storms, wind, and micro-bursts, weak trees and shrubs have suffered...

Favorite or New Plant

Pinks Pinks ( Dianthus cultivars) are a family of old-fashioned favorites grown for their pink, red,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Tomato Plants
  • Watch for Tobacco Budworms
  • Hose Down Evergreens
  • Fertilize Annual Flowers
  • Be on the Lookout for Squash Bugs

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