Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden


Don't Forget the Birds in Summer

While we're busy gardening in the heat of summer, it's easy to forgot about the friendly wildlife that finds habitat in and around our landscapes. And though we might think that natural food sources are abundant at this time of year, wild birds still...
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Web Finds

The National Wildlife Federation The National Wildlife Federation encourages the protection of wildlife now and for the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bag Green Apples to Keep Pests at Bay To prevent apple maggots from burrowing into the developing fruit, enclose each apple in a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Away
  • Dig Tree Seedlings
  • Trap Slugs
  • Be on the Watch for Mites
  • Pinch Off Fading Flowers

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