Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Roses Provide a Final Burst of Color

As the waning days of September approach, and the chill of autumn is in the morning air, we often take for granted our rose bushes. It's been a busy and very hot summer, and roses may not have been at their best this season. At least in my garden, the...
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Web Finds

American Society for Horticultural Science If you're thinking about turning your gardening hobby into a career, check out the career options...

Clever Gardening Technique

Epsom Salts for Roses Do your roses have tired roots? Are your plants lacking in vigor and blooms? In the spring,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Daffodils Early
  • Prepare Geraniums for Indoors
  • Plant Winter Pansies
  • Plant Perennials
  • Plant Peonies

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