Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden


There's Gold in Them Thar Rocky Mountain Gardens

Whether they're growing in the front or backyard, or in containers, daffodils are among my favorite heralds of spring. Poets have written about them, ancient Greeks created myths about them, Al Jolson sang songs about them, and most gardeners --...
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Web Finds

Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center Now is the time to plant summer-flowering bulbs, such as dahlias, gladiolus, cannas, and many...

Favorite or New Plant

Creeping Phlox One of the sure signs of spring is the brightly colored carpet of creeping phlox ( Phlox subulata...
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Regional Reminders

  • Aerate the Lawn
  • Check Lawns for Tiny Mites
  • Tune up the Lawn Mower
  • Prune Suckers From Fruit Trees
  • Plant Bare-Root Plants

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