Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Summer Watering, Mulching and Other Helpful Hints

Now is when summer watering in our dry climate begins in earnest, and it's time to evaluate how successful you've been grouping landscape plants according to water use. If you see a wilted plant surrounded by vigorous, turgid neighbors, it's very likely...
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Shows & Events

Hudson Gardens Victoria Water Lily Pond Hudson Gardens & Event Center celebrates its 17th season as a premier location to see an...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Slug Bait They're back! Slimy slugs are busy devouring young, tender foliage. They hide during the day,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Diseases
  • Fertilize Lawns Carefully
  • Control Asparagus Beetles
  • Prune Rhododendrons
  • Reduce Tomato Diseases

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