Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden


Summer Garden Woes

Hail, or "the white combine" as the old timers refer to it, is an unwelcome weather event that gardeners dread. Many of you have sent me comments on the hail that devastated your gardens. Unfortunately, when hail hits late in the growing season, there...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hens and Chicks Since childhood, sempervivums have been in my garden, no matter where I go. Commonly known as...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Pocket Herb Garden In limited space you can still grow a successful herb garden by constructing a pocket garden. Use...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Patient with Peppers
  • Plant for a Fall Crop
  • Wage Biological Warfare
  • Handpick Bean Beetles
  • Keep Weeds at Bay

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