Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden


Keep Your Roses Healthy

Growing roses in our region is often a challenge, but with the proper soil preparation, site placement, and common-sense care techniques, roses will thrive with vigorous green foliage and an abundance of blooms. Roses can be temperamental about their...
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Web Finds

American Rose Society If you grow roses, visit the American Rose Society to keep up to date on the newest...

Clever Gardening Technique

Powdery Mildew Control Here's a homemade remedy to reduce the spread of powdery mildew on roses. Combine 1 TBSP of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Cabbage Worms
  • Be On the Lookout for Slugs
  • Deadhead Peonies
  • Divide and Conquer Poppies
  • Cultivate Crusted Soil

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