Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it’s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


A Water Garden in a Pot

If you've dreamed of creating a water garden, but don't have much space, try water gardening in a tub or other container. It's not hard to make an attractive and unique aquatic feature in a small space. I like the idea of having one on my east-facing...
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Favorite or New Plant

Plants for Container Water Gardens Here are my favorite choices of plants for container water gardens: Vertical accent plants:...

Clever Gardening Technique

Smother Weeds To keep weeds from growing in the pathways of your vegetable garden, get free carpeting scraps...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Aphids
  • Battling Lawn Invaders
  • Support Your Local Peony
  • Keep Birds From Eating Seedlings
  • Cut Suckers From Tree Trunks

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