Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden

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Gearing Up for Autumn

More than most times of the year, fall is a season when changes are in the air that both gardeners and plants can detect. The weather may not be truly cold yet (unless you live in the high country where mornings and evenings are brisk), but it is...
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Resources

Books

Attracting Birds A guest on my radio show introduced me to a fascinating book about wild birds. The Audubon...

Clever Gardening Technique

Discourage Ants on Fruit To prevent ants from reaching the ripening fruit in the home orchard, cut sheets of adhesive...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Geraniums for the Move Indoors
  • Take Advantage of Discounted Perennials
  • Plant Daffodils Early
  • Make Room for Cheerful Pansies
  • Plant Peonies

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