Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Colorful Yellow Rocket

National News

Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It’s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...

Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?

Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...

Tracking Lost Ladybugs

The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home …" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...

Protect Plants from Frost

Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn’t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you’re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...

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In the Garden


Are My Evergreens Dying?

It's fall in the Rockies with colors of rich plum, red, glistening yellow, and vibrant gold. One of my favorites in the fall is burning bush ( Euonymus alatus ), with its foliage that transforms to scarlet. But what's up with the evergreens, those pine...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Mongolian Bells' Clematis For limited space and to add an attractive highlight to the landscape, the 'Mongolian Bells'...

Clever Gardening Technique

Detecting Houseplant Pests It is important to check plants before bringing them back indoors to avoid a major infestation....
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing Bulbs for Damp Sites
  • Overwintering Perennials in Containers
  • Collecting Leaves
  • Protecting Tender Vegetation
  • Freezing Herbs

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