Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
Late Blight Tolerant Cherry Tomato
Late blight has been a scourge for many tomato growers in eastern parts of the country in the last couple of years. This disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytopthora infestans can...
Potting Soil Safety
Most of the bacteria you might encounter in potting soil and compost is of the beneficial variety, part of a community of microorganisms that helps to make nutrients available to plants and...
The Year of the Zinnia
The National Garden Bureau has declared 2011 to be the Year of the Zinnia. These easy to grow annuals not only provide season-long color, but are available in such a wide range of colors, heights...
We've all probably heard of grafting fruit trees and roses, but tomatoes? Grafted tomatoes are becoming popular because they allow fruiting varieties that may not exhibit good disease resistance...
In the Garden
Spring is often slow to arrive in the Rockies. If it isn't raining in March, then it's likely that it's snowing. March can be one of the snowiest months and and all that white stuff can disrupt gardening activities.
Despite the short growing season...
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Favorite or New Plant
Purple Heart Tradescantia pallida is one of my most used container plants, both for color and ruggedness....
Clever Gardening Technique
Natural Look for Evergreens When pruning conifers and evergreens with an informal shape, step back from the plant and look at...
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- Reset Lily Bulbs
- Hose Off Garden Furniture
- Complete Fruit Tree Pruning
- Clean up Perennial Beds
- Renovate Muddy Pathways