Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program
The Integrated Pest Management Program Web site from Penn State University has excellent sources for managing garden pests in an environmentally friendly way.

Favorite or New Plant

Hopflower Oregano
Looking for a drought-tolerant perennial that thrives in August heat? The hopflower oregano (Origanum libanoticum) will meet your needs. Plant this perennial in a border, as a specimen plant, or have it trailing over the edge of a raised bed. The plant is covered with cascading lavender and chartreuse hop-like bracts. It does best in a well-drained soil, either clay loam or sandy loam. It will grow in part shade but prefers full sun.

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