Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden


Hummingbirds: Avian Acrobats

One of my favorite summer activities is to watch the antics of hummingbirds in flight and when they sip nectar from the flowers and the feeder. My family on the western slope of Colorado will often have 20 or more hummers at the feeder in the summer...
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Web Finds

National Audubon Society Learn how to create a healthy and wildlife-friendly yard. Birdfeeding basics, plants for birds...

Favorite or New Plant

Cardinal Flower The cardinal flower ( Lobelia cardinalis ) is one of my favorites for a water feature, at the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Containers Regularly
  • Prune Back Flowers
  • Hand-Pick Bean Beetles
  • Give a Final Feeding to Perennials
  • Water Dry Spots in Lawn

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