Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden

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Transforming a Sidewalk Strip into a Functional Garden

Over the past 28 years of hosting the Gardening with an Altitude radio show, I've frequently been asked how to deal with that narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street. This area is usually planted with turf grass and is generally a "pain in...
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Resources

Books

Plants of Rocky Mountain National Park If you have plans to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, Plants of Rocky Mountain...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Mist Spirea Blue mist spirea ( Caryopteris x clandonensis ), also called bluebeard or blue mist shrub, is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up Around Tree Trunks
  • Don't Fret About Leaf-Mining Insects
  • Feed Container Gardens with Organic Fertilizer
  • Keep Rose Diseases at Bay
  • Cope with Fireblight

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