Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stop the Emerald Ash Borer by Educating Kids

National News

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an introduced pest that is devastating our native ash trees. First discovered in Michigan less than a decade ago, it has killed tens of millions of trees so far in...

Black Spot Resistant Roses

The Earth-Kind® program was started at Texas A&M University to support environmental landscape stewardship. Part of this program includes research and trials to identify regionally adapted...

Avoid the Top Ten Landscape Mistakes

Good landscaping can add beauty and value to your home grounds and make them easier to care for. Poorly done landscaping not only can cost you a lot of wasted dollars and effort, it can create an...

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Ancient specimens of trees are the largest and oldest living things on earth. To help keep these survivors from being irretrievably lost, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive was founded to save the...

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In the Garden


Renewing Tired Lilacs

Lilacs are among my favorite spring-blooming shrubs and they are among the most rugged for our region. Just last month, my oldest son asked what kind of flowering shrub to plant in a hot, sunny west-facing exposure. Considering his gardening experience...
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Favorite or New Plant

Manchurian Apricot Though apricots only produce fruit every three years or so, the single, pink-white flowers that...

Clever Gardening Technique

Wash Away Aphids Aphids are showing up in droves on spruce and pine trees. Watch for flies and wasps becoming...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Vegetables Diligently
  • Pinch Back Hardy Mums
  • Stake or Cage Tomatoes
  • Cut Back Pansies
  • Feed Rose Bushes

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