Western Mountains and High Plains
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Putting Bees Out to Pasture
We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...
Gardening for Monarch Butterflies
Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...
Save Energy with Solar Lights
One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...
Improve Your Gardening with a Coach
While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...
In the Garden
Consider the trees in your landscape. How is their health and beauty these days? Are they suffering from several years of drought stress and summer's heat? How about any hidden stresses that are inflicted by you, their caretaker?
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Insect Identification Summer is the season for insects, both good and bad, in our lawns and gardens. One of my...
Favorite or New Plant
Artemisia Artemis is the Greek goddess of the moon, and nothing is more dramatic than the silver leaves of...
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- Check Houseplants for Pests
- Keep Up the Battle Against Weeds
- Curing Lumpy Lawns
- Use Vinegar to Kill Weedy Clump Grasses
- Mulch Roses and Perennials