Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden


Mildew on the Attack in Early Autumn

It's back! The appearance of a light, grayish white coating on the leaves of lilacs, zinnias, Shasta daisies, chrysanthemums, dahlias, crab apples, and many more garden plants usually means that powdery mildew is on the attack. This fungus disease may...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fall-Blooming Saffron Crocus Fall-blooming saffron crocus ( Crocus sativus ) is eye catching when scattered throughout the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Seed Desiccant Packets of seeds can be saved for next year if they are stored properly. The secret is to keep...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repair the Lawn
  • Deadhead Aggressive Reseeders
  • Dig Tender Bulbs
  • Gauging When to Harvest Pumpkins and Squash
  • Clean Up Containers

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