Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden

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Kids and Bugs: An Adventure in the Garden World

Summer is the season when insect activity begins to become more prominent in the yard and garden. In some cases, populations of certain pests will explode with the hot weather and our lack of attention to the plants we grow. My sons enjoyed observing...
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Resources

Books

Month-By-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains If you could use some help maintaining a beautiful garden, there is new resource just for you. My...

Favorite or New Plant

Little Bluestem Ornamental Grass To add an accent of blue to the perennial flower garden, try little bluestem 'Blaze' (...
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Regional Reminders

  • Now is the Time to Conquer Aphids
  • Start Rose Cuttings
  • Light Up a Shady Deck
  • Fertilize the Vegetable and Fruit Garden
  • Watch for Spittle Bugs

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