Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pinch of Salt for Tasty Tomatoes?

National News

A tomato ripe from the garden needs little more than a sprinkling of salt to make it a mouthwatering treat. But could a pinch of salt while it's still in the ground make it even tastier?...

Getting the Lead Out

As interest in eating locally grown and organic foods increases, so does the number of urban food gardens. Whether in backyards or community garden plots, more and more urban residents are trying...

Ideal Inkberries

More and more gardeners are turning to native plants for their landscapes. One such choice is the adaptable inkberry ( Ilex glabra ), a broad-leafed holly with glossy, deep green leaves and white...

Finding Farmers Markets

We can all benefit from the taste and nutrition of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you can't grow your own, or you don't have the space to grow all you need, a farmers market brimming...

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In the Garden


Ground Cover Roses-Hardy and Vigorous

Now that the heat has arrived, times can be tough in the rose garden. My roses have already endured an early hail storm that stripped them of foliage and buds. Luckily, there are some roses that don't give up. I've been testing a few samples of ground...
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Rugosa Roses If your desire is to grow the hardiest of roses, consider the "rugosa" types. They are tough,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Slug Bait They're back! Slimy slugs are busy devouring young, tender foliage. They hide during the day,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Cherries from Birds
  • Deadhead Perennial Flowers
  • Divide Old Iris Clumps
  • Adjust Lawn Mower
  • Use Pesticides Carefully and Sparingly

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