Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden


Time to Renovate Tired Lawns

Your lawn has survived another long, hot, dry summer. Or has it? Are you discovering unsightly weed patches, thinning grass, and possibly yellow-brown patchy spots? Late summer lawn problems may be turning your emerald carpet of green into "Death...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fall Asters If the heat and drought have left your landscape looking barren, don't fret. You can add color...

Clever Gardening Technique

Powdery Mildew Remedy The shorter days and longer nights of fall, combined with cooler temperatures, are favorable to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Lawn Weeds
  • Fertilize the Lawn
  • Divide Perennials
  • Making Compost
  • Prune Carefully

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