Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden

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Deadhead to Promote More Blooms

As the heat of August brings on an abundance of blooms, it's not too late to prune back or "deadhead" the fading and spent flowers. There's still plenty of growing time left to enjoy a second show of blooms. When flowers start to wither, turn brown,...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Sulphur Flower Buckwheat Among my favorite ground covers and lower-growing perennials is the sulphur flower buckwheat...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Soaker Hoses in Place The recycled rubber hoses that twist through my garden are often difficult to keep in place...
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Regional Reminders

  • Conserve Water
  • Plant Cover Crops
  • Deal with Thatch
  • Avoid Combination Weed and Feed
  • Cherish Earthworms

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