Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Selecting the Best Roses

National News

Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...

Avoiding the Mummy's Curse

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...

Don't Baby Your Basil

Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...

Leaf Collection Made Easy

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...

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In the Garden


Keep the Autumn Garden Alive with Color

Autumn is just around the corner. My garden is starting to show some spectacular colors with asters blooming, hardy chrysanthemums, sneezeweed and fall anemones. Paired with the ornamental grasses that sway in the wind, the garden still has plenty of...
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Web Finds

Cornell Fruit If you're someone like me who likes to grow tree fruits from yesteryear and today, the website...

Clever Gardening Technique

Latex paint helps reduce sunscald The trunks of fruit trees are vulnerable to a condition called "sunscald," which splits and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be on Watch for Mildew
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs Early
  • Time to Core-aerate Lawns
  • Plant Spinach
  • Harvest Onions

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