Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
A Cold Shower for Hot Tomatoes
We all know that tomato plants growing in the garden are heat-lovers. So it may come as a surprise to find that, for young plants, using cold irrigation water results in the sturdiest plants....
ADHD and Pesticide Exposure- A Possible Link
If you need a reason to consider "going organic" in the garden and at the supermarket, consider the findings of a study published recently in Pediatrics®, the official journal of the American...
Wave Good-bye to Wasps
Nothing can spoil a late summer picnic or barbecue faster than having to fend off hordes of wasps and yellowjackets. But hold that spray- wasps are also beneficial garden predators that feed on...
The Year of the Heirloom Apple
As apple harvest season approaches, take a moment to consider that 'Delicious' apples account for 41% of the apple crop in the U.S., and only 11 varieties comprise 90% of the apples sold in chain...
In the Garden
Shrubs are as diverse as the gardeners who grow them and they can serve several different functions. They provide a solid background for perennial and annual flower beds. Many shrubs have unique flowers, handsome bark, and fruit that will add color and...
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Idaho Landscapes and Gardens It's summer in the Rockies and time for the march of insects in the garden; their goal is to eat...
Clever Gardening Technique
Make a slanting cut on the stems to expose more surface area for greater water absorption. This...
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- Fill in the holes
- Prevent the spread of disease
- Pinch back petunias
- Water the soil
- Enjoy your efforts