Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you’re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It’s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you’re...

New Farmer’s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden


Let's Plant Spring

With autumn upon us, landscapes and gardens are displaying dry foliage and ripening golden winter squash, bright orange pumpkins, and colorful foliage in shrubs and trees. It's a perfect time of year to plant some bulbs for spring blooms. With a...
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Web Finds

www.bloominbucks.com If you are inspired to plant spring bulbs, buy them now before it's too late and support the...

Favorite or New Plant

Sunset Hyssop Perhaps best described as a "hummingbird magnet," the sunset hyssop ( Agastache rupestris ) is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Selecting Healthy Bulbs
  • Improve Your Soil
  • Stop Pruning Roses
  • Store Leftover Seeds
  • Forcing Bulbs in Pots

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