Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Enjoying the Beauty of Autumn

Summer is a time to keep the garden growing -- watering, weeding, fertilizing, and doing other tasks that keep the landscape looking good. Now is the time to stop and enjoy the colorful beauty as it unfolds in your trees and shrubs. Days are getting...
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Web Finds

Science Made Simple Now that the children are back in school, it won't be long before a science project assignment...

Favorite or New Plant

Oakleaf Hydrangea This is a beautiful shrub with leaves resembling the plant's namesake, the oak. Foliage is deep...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Dead Annuals
  • Divide Iris
  • Mow Leaves
  • Amend the Soil
  • Recycle Coffee Grounds

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