Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden

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Amazing Daylilies Tolerate Summer Heat

When it comes to easy-to-grow perennials that are pest free, except for those voracious earwigs that nibble the flowers, daylilies are at the top of my list. I've got some blooming now that are magnificent in form and color despite the summer heat. As...
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Resources

Web Finds

Daylilies: The American Hemerocallis Society You'll find a wealth of information about daylilies, clubs, and places to go to find even more...

Clever Gardening Technique

Trapping Earwigs Make traps with rolled-up pieces of corrugated cardboard or newspaper sheets to collect these...
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Regional Reminders

  • Ban Ants
  • Pinch Basil Often
  • Avoid Overhead Watering
  • Apply Rose Fertilizer
  • Identify Causes of Poor Fruit Set on Tomatoes

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