Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden


Be on the Watch for Fireblight Disease on Apple Trees

Growing fruit trees can be a rewarding experience in our region when you plan ahead and plant varieties that are most adapted to your area. Apples are among the hardiest of fruit trees to grow. They tolerate a wide range of soils as long as there is...
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Favorite or New Plant

Goldmoss Stonecrop Goldmoss stonecrop ( Sedum acre ) is noted for its creeping growth habit with its tiny, bright...

Clever Gardening Technique

Big Leaf Recycling Big leaves from maples, oaks, cottonwoods, and other trees can take up a lot of space in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up House Plants
  • Keep the Water Garden Clean of Falling Leaves
  • Weed the Lawn
  • Don't Prune Roses
  • Plant Pansies

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