Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Flowering Crab Apples Brighten the Landscape

Whether it's the soft-pink blossoms and attractive gray bark of the Bechtel crab apple, the canopy of delicate white blossoms of the Newport plum, double scarlet blooms and scarlet fruit of Paul's scarlet hawthorn, or the striking pink blossoms of a...
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Favorite or New Plant

Russian Sage Looking for one of the most adaptable perennials for the landscape? It's Russian sage ( Perovskia...


The Natural Lawn & Alternatives Here's a handy little paperback that can help you grow a more natural lawn that requires less...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Lawns for Grubs
  • Add More Compost
  • Prune Forsythia
  • Plant Tall Tomatoes Deeply
  • Check for Grass Mites

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