Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Gardening in Pots

You don't have to have a yard or garden to grow plants and keep your thumb "green." You can grow a garden in containers. Everything from flowers, vegetables, and herbs to hanging plants can be grown successfully in containers. The beauty of...
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Month-By-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains Not sure what needs doing in the yard and garden? Check out my newest book, Month-by-Month...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Fescue Blue fescue ( Festuca ovina glauca ) has to be one of my favorite accent plants for the Rocky...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready to Plant
  • Cut Back Perennial Ornamental Grasses
  • Construct Trellises for Sweet Peas
  • Plant Spuds
  • Check for Early Signs of Insects

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