Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Those Dusty Spider Mites

Remember when you were little and you put your thumb over the end of the hose and sprayed everything in sight? Bet you didn't know you were training to become a great spider mite killer someday. Hot, dry weather and dusty, dry leaves are just the ticket...
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Shows & Events

Bug Day at the Idaho Botanical Garden On Saturday, August 24, from 9 am to 3pm, learn about the exciting world of bugs in an...

Favorite or New Plant

Cardinal Flower The cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is one of the best plants for a water feature, at a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Fire Safe
  • Give Houseplants a Bath
  • Freeeze Zucchini
  • Cut Back Annuals
  • Prevent Leaf Scorch

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