Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden


Tunnels in the Grass

As the snow recedes from home landscapes and the lawn begins to awaken, there have been increased sightings of physical damage to the lawn. And not just any kind of damage, but irregular or snake-like tunnels visible throughout the grass. These tunnels...
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Shows & Events

2005 Spring Home and Patio Show You are invited to attend the Spring Home and Patio show, March 17-20, which showcases...

Web Finds

Perennial Resource Not sure what perennials to plant in your garden? Need some inspiration in designing a bed? Visit...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check South and Western Exposures
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Hoe Young Weed Sprouts
  • Clean Nesting Boxes
  • Divide Older Perennials

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