Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Plant Protector Bags

With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets,...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

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In the Garden


Late Bloomers Keep the Garden Colorful

At a time when lawns and gardens are wilting from the summer heat and drought stress, it can be refreshing to see unusual flowers coming into bloom. The much needed color will add interest and fill in the gaps where perennials were once in their glory....
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Favorite or New Plant

Apache Plume The Apache plume ( Fallugia paradoxa ) grows as an arching, lacy shrub with finely dissected...

Clever Gardening Technique

Clear a Path With Cardboard Recycle cardboard boxes by cutting them up into sections to lay within vegetable garden rows or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Beware Diseases Lurking in the Garden
  • Keep Garden Clean
  • Plant When You Can
  • Breathe New Life Into Your Lawn
  • Add Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Your Landscape

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