Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden


Fall's Bountiful Blooms

The worst of summer's heat is over. Nights are getting cooler. So you think the garden season is coming to an end? NOT! You can still add color to the landscape this fall by planting perennials, and they will perform with even more gusto next season....
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Favorite or New Plant

Rose-of-Sharon Rose-of-Sharon ( Hibiscus syriacus ), also known as shrub althea, is one of my favorite...

Tool or Gardening Product

Collinear Hoe Here's a hoe that has a razor sharp blade that slices through the soil and the roots of weeds...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stay On Top of Mowing
  • Keep on Harvesting
  • Pep Up Annuals
  • Preserve the Colors of Summer
  • Pick Off Hornworms

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