Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Improved Shrub

National News

The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...

New Corn Earworm Control

Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...

Clay Controls Weeds

Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...

No-Mow Grass

It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...

More News »

In the Garden


Weeds: The Nemesis of the Yard

If you're like me, weeds are the nemesis of the yard and garden, especially when they get the upper hand and start to produce seed. Let's face it, we can't always be on top of the problem, when we've got so many other things to do in the summer....
Read more »


Tool or Gardening Product

Mini Winged-Weeder If you need to cultivate the soil in your container gardens or raised beds, try the mini...

Clever Gardening Technique

Prevent Wind Damage and Scare Off Deer Do you have wind blowing over your prized dahlias, or deer eating the buds? High country...
Read more »

Regional Reminders

  • Thin Strawberries
  • Watch Tomato Foliage Closely
  • Don't Let Grasshoppers Devour Your Plants
  • Keep Daylilies Deadheaded
  • Change Lawn Watering Schedule in July Slump

Read more »

Syndicate this Report


Today's site banner is by joannakat and is called "Shirley Poppy"