Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Fall Gardening To-Do List

The pleasant weather of autumn is one of my favorite times to plant. Yes, plant spring-flowering bulbs, trees, shrubs and many perennials. You can find them on sale now as nurseries would rather sell them than overwinter plants in the nursery. Fall...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Powdery Mildew Control Now is the season for powdery mildew on lilacs, Virginia creeper, apples, and other plants....

Favorite or New Plant

Russian Hawthorn One of my favorite small trees is the Russian hawthorn (Crataegus ambigua). Growing 12 to 24...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tidy the Water Garden
  • Check Lawn for Dry Spots
  • Get Ready to Store Tender Bulbs
  • Preserve Your Bounty
  • Save Favorite Plants

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