Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


The Nuisance Insects of Autumn

As the days grow shorter and temperatures cool down, there are a group of insects that begin their ritual of scavenging around the outdoor patio. Just the other day as I sat down outside to enjoy the day with a picnic lunch, a group of yellow jackets...
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Web Finds

Colorado State University Entomology Whether you're a budding entomologist or just want to learn more about what's happening in the...

Favorite or New Plant

Sweet Autumn Clematis Now is the time to enjoy the seasonal spectacle of the sweet autumn clematis ( Clematis...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Garden Waste
  • Take Cuttings of Colorful Coleus
  • Don't Harvest Grapes Too Early
  • Scatter Poppy and Larkspur Seeds
  • Save Seeds

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