Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Create A Bee Friendly Garden

My fruit and vegetable garden would not be successful without the buzz of honeybees, bumblebees, and other bees that busily work the flowers. All kinds of bees deserve to be nurtured and praised for their faithful work on our gardens' behalf. With the...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Foil Fungus Gnats Are you seeing tiny insects flying around or running over soil when you care for your...

Web Finds

Save Honey Bees Honey bees are critical pollinators for many fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Save Honey Bees...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Trees and Shrubs
  • Rake Leaves
  • Thicken the Lawn
  • Over-Seed Thin Spots on Lawns
  • Repot Houseplants

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