Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden


Sweet, Succulent Homegrown Grapes

One of the pleasures of gardening in the Rockies is finally enjoying the fruits of your labors. It has been an interesting year with a very hot summer and little rain, but the grapevines are taking it in stride and now offering up bountiful crops of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Black-Eyed Susans It's the bright yellow daisy-like petals and deep chocolate brown centers of coneflowers (...

Clever Gardening Technique

Earwig Traps It's been a terrible year for European earwigs. Generally they are beneficial insect predators,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Beware Diseases Lurking in the Garden
  • Keep Garden Clean
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs Soon
  • Breathe New Life Into Your Lawn
  • Add Spring-Flowering Bulbs

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