Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you?re a fruit nut, here?s a Web site for you. is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you?re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It?s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden


Tough and Enduring Daylilies

Despite the hail, high winds, and the onset of hot, dry weather, there are some plants in my garden that I cherish for their tough survival habits. They have a built-in mechanism to adapt to the vagaries of the weather. One of my favorites blooming...
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Web Finds

American Hemerocallis Society Learn more about daylilies and how to make them part of your landscape on the American...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Remedy for Weeds You can attack weeds with a direct stream of vinegar (5 to 10 percent acidity) mixed with a few...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Frothy Spittlebugs on Pfitzers
  • Crabapples Under Attack
  • Don't Waste Beer on Slugs
  • Deadhead Annuals
  • Check Beans for Pests

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