Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success
The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...
Fall Cleanup Q and A
Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...
Plant Protector Bags
With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets,...
Shrub Dogwood Trials
Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...
In the Garden
At a time when lawns and gardens are wilting from the summer heat and drought stress, it can be refreshing to see unusual flowers coming into bloom. The much needed color will add interest and fill in the gaps where perennials were once in their glory....
Read more »
Favorite or New Plant
Apache Plume The Apache plume ( Fallugia paradoxa ) grows as an arching, lacy shrub with finely dissected...
Clever Gardening Technique
Clear a Path With Cardboard Recycle cardboard boxes by cutting them up into sections to lay within vegetable garden rows or...
Read more »
- Beware Diseases Lurking in the Garden
- Keep Garden Clean
- Plant When You Can
- Breathe New Life Into Your Lawn
- Add Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Your Landscape