Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden


Dependable and Fast-Flowering Perennials

Like many gardeners, I get much satisfaction from growing flowers from seed instead of having to buy them as container-grown plants. It saves me money and I can allow many of these perennials to self-sow. We are fortunate today to sow seeds of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Pineleaf Penstemon Pineleaf penstemon (Penstemon pinifolius) is a surefire magnet to bring hummingbirds into your...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Earwig Trap The European earwig can become a pest both outdoors and indoors when populations explode. Now is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Trap Earwigs
  • Control Tomato Worms
  • Stop Psyllid Damage to Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Keep Weeds from Seeding
  • Keep a Watch for Cucumber Beetles

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