Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff.org had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden

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Thoughts on Weed Control

Despite the dry conditions in my yard and garden, weeds flourish and bloom. Their one goal is to grow, flower, and reproduce. One thing I've learned over the course of my career as I gardened in various places throughout the region -- weeds don't have...
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Resources

Books

Lawn Weeds In Good Weed Bad Weed (St. Lynns Press, 2011, $16.95) author Nancy Gift shares the who's who...

Favorite or New Plant

Peony My old fashioned peonies are always dependable. Growing in a south facing garden, they're getting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Flea Beetles
  • Dig Out Clumps of Grassy Weeds
  • Transplant Tulips if Needed
  • Deadhead Lilacs
  • Feed Water Lilies

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