Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


A Colorful Garden Composition with Bulbs and Perennials

A well-designed garden should satisfy all season long. I can remember a garden that had blooms from February on, beginning with early crocuses and Lenten roses (hellebores); followed by spring bulbs and perennials, summer annuals and perennials, autumn...
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Web Finds

Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center is a Web site that has a plethora of information to...

Favorite or New Plant

Fall-Blooming Anemones The Japanese anemone 'Honorine St. Jobert' becomes a spotlight in the garden at this time of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Allow Grapes to Ripen On the Vine
  • Bathe Outdoor Houseplants
  • Plant or Divide Spring-Blooming Perennials
  • Pick Up Dropping Fruit
  • Save Some Seeds

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