Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden

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Summer Tomato Care

If you grow tomatoes, be aware that summer's heat can put a damper on production. It's a time when problems can crop up, slow down growth, and set back production. So be on the lookout for some common diseases and other problems with fruit and foliage....
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Resources

Web Finds

Recognizing Tomato Problems Recognizing Tomato Problems from Colorado State University Extension is a helpful guide to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Plant Shield for Weed Control Use a plant shield to protect plants from drift when you spot-spray weeds. Cut the bottom off an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Prune Spruce Tops
  • Check Elderberry Foliage
  • Welcome Tiny Brown Bats
  • Clean Up Weeds
  • Deadhead Coreopsis

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