Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden

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My Autumn Roses

Now that autumn has arrived, most of the surviving rose bushes have made up for the lagging spring and summer months with some really nice late blooms. You can keep your roses blooming well into the early autumn by maintaining moisture in the beds,...
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Resources

Books

Trees What is that tree? Will it grow in my yard? The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American...

Favorite or New Plant

Ornamental Kales Flowering kale or ornamental cabbage is an annual that is well worth growing for autumn color....
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Regional Reminders

  • Trim Spent Blooms
  • Don't Retire the Hose
  • Plant More Roses
  • Condition the Soil
  • Plan a New Rose Garden

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