Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden

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Community Gardens at Work

If you're one of the many urban dwellers who get excited about gardening as spring approaches but don't have the space to garden, have no fear. You are a good candidate to join in a community garden project in your neighborhood. Community garden...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Community Gardening Association The American Community Gardening Association is a good resource for anyone interested in...

Favorite or New Plant

Snapdragon Few flowers provide the opportunity for interaction as colorful snapdragons ( Antirrhinum majus...
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Regional Reminders

  • Core Aerate the Yard
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Be Patient With Heat-Loving Vegetables
  • Remove Tree Wrap
  • Plant Bulbs for Summer Color and Interest

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