Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plant Compounds that Fight Cancer

National News

We all know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But research being conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in...

Be Kind to the Earth with Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind® Landscaping is a system developed by Aggie Horticulture®, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, as a way to help gardeners create attractive landscapes that are kind to Mother...

Long Lasting Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Deer and rabbits are some of the hardest garden pests to deal with. They are voracious, will happily chomp on all kinds of plants and are tough to exclude from garden areas. There are a number of...

Sharing Garden Inspiration

Do you love to share garden pictures and information? Want to hook up with gardeners around the globe? Check out the website www.YourGardenShow.com , an interactive experience for all levels of...

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In the Garden


A True Blue Perennial Favorite

The dog days of summer don't have to be dull in the perennial flower garden. There are a variety of perennials that thrive in the heat and put on a vibrant display. But if it's blue flowers you want, then consider a wonderful alpine plant, the Gentian....
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Dog-Friendly Gardens If you have pets in your life, especially dogs, Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs , by...

Clever Gardening Technique

A dose of Epsom salts for roses Do your roses have tired roots? Are your plants lacking in vigor and blooms? In the spring,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch shrubs and perennials
  • Remove spent rose blooms
  • Wash aphids away
  • Mow lawns regularly
  • Tidy up hanging pots

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