Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden

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Fresh Homegrown Strawberries

Strawberries are among my favorite small fruits, but I've been fighting a battle with the invading quack grass in my strawberry bed. This weedy grass will not defeat my resolve to grow more berries. I've decided to take time to dig out the healthy...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Corsican Violet Corsican violet (Viola corsica) is a dependable wild violet from the Mediterranean region that...

Tool or Gardening Product

Yard Shark Hedger/Pruner My Yard Shark hedge trimmer (24 inches) is one tool that is indispensable for trimming not only...
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Regional Reminders

  • Slay Slugs
  • Harvest Herbs
  • Enjoy Cut Peonies
  • Water Lawns Deeply
  • Train Mums by Pinching

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