Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily

National News

Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. It’s hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...

Identify Your Plants Via E-mail

It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...

New, Stronger String Trimmer

Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...

Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?

Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...

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In the Garden


Winterizing Cool-Season Lawns

Every fall homeowners ask me, "Is it really necessary to winterize my lawn?" Just visit any garden store and you'll see pallets stacked high with products for winterizing. In our region it is important to select a fertilizer high in nitrogen....
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Favorite or New Plant

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Unique in every season, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick ( Corylus avellana 'Contorta') really...

Clever Gardening Technique

Reduce Raking Chores You can help get through the garden clean-up faster if you use a shop vacuum. It will suck up...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean-Up the Garden
  • Weed Again
  • Tidy the Rose Garden
  • Shut Down the Water Garden
  • Plant Garlic Bulbs

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