Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Looking Forward to Tasty, Fresh Tomatoes

Despite a slow start with my tomato plants, the warm weather has made them kick it up and grow vigorously. For ease of care I've chosen to grow them in a raised cinder block garden, which allows me and my uncle to sit down and easily weed and cultivate...
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Web Finds

Recognizing Tomato Problems Growing tomatoes can be fun and rewarding, but problems can suddenly appear. Knowing the symptoms...

Favorite or New Plant

Black Beauty Elderberry Add some interest to the landscape by planting 'Black Beauty' elderberry (Sambucus nigra 'Black...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wash Iris Roots
  • Mulch Pepper Plants
  • Cope with Hail Damage
  • Protect Japanese Maples
  • Be on the Watch for Psyllids

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