Western Mountains and High Plains

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lemons for Limes

National News

If your garden produced a bounty of vegetables this summer, you may have had more than you and your family could eat at certain times. What to do with all that extra produce? Many of us share with...

Hot Enough for You?

Lots of gardeners across the country would probably answer with a resounding "Yes!" given the extreme heat in many areas this past summer. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Back to Eden

Back to Eden is a new feature documentary that follows one man's revolutionary approach to organic gardening. "It's all about the covering!" is how Paul Gautschi enthusiastically describes his...

Fall Frost Dates

Gardeners are becoming more and more interested in keeping their gardens as productive as possible into the fall and winter months. Whether growing in the open garden or using season extenders...

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In the Garden


The Versatility of Ornamental Grasses

When most of us think of grass, we generally think of the kind we mow, weed, fertilize, and water to keep green. Some lawn grasses even invade our flower beds and vegetable garden, adding another garden chore. But the grasses that make a show in my...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bee Balm The hummingbirds look forward to a stop in my garden where they can feed on the spiky, fragrant...

Clever Gardening Technique

Household Vinegar for Weeds If you are concerned about herbicide injury to plants, try vinegar to kill many annual weeds....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare for Spring Bulb Planting
  • Plant Groundcovers as Living Mulch
  • Observe Caterpillars
  • Deal with Yellowjackets
  • Leave Spiders Alone

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