Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

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...

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In the Garden


Keep Your Trees Healthy and Happy

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? 

One of...
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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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Regional Reminders

  • Check Houseplants for Pests
  • Keep Up the Battle Against Weeds
  • Curing Lumpy Lawns
  • Use Vinegar to Kill Weedy Clump Grasses
  • Mulch Roses and Perennials

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