Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden

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Bringing Plants Indoors

Autumn is a time to savor what's thriving outdoors, but also to make plans for the continuation of the garden indoors with annual flowers and herbs. You can add life and color to a bright, sunny windowsill in the kitchen, or maybe you're lucky enough...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Iris Society If you are getting motivated to add more iris to your perennial garden, or if you're just...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dealing With Whiteflies As the tomato season winds down, whiteflies can be a major pain. Trap them with yellow sticky...
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Regional Reminders

  • Promote Healthy Turf Roots
  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Make Compost
  • Dig Out Annual Grasses
  • Trap Yellow Jackets

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