Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Roses

National News

There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...

A Deer Control Roundup

Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...

A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew

For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...

New Arabian Lilac

Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea ‘Fascination’), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...

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In the Garden

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Are Rhododendrons and Azaleas Right for You?

As the home and garden shows start to design and install their display gardens, I'm always amazed at the vibrant colors that entice our interest in new and exciting plants. Among the most frequently asked questions that I receive at these shows is,...
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Resources

Books

Elegant Silvers Elegant Silvers; Striking Plants For Every Garden , by Jo Ann Gardner and Karen Bussolini...

Favorite or New Plant

Pansy and Viola Pansies and violas with cheerful faces are a favorite with children and adults, alike. Encourage...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fruit and Ornamental Trees
  • Plant Bare-Root Trees, Fruits, and Perennials
  • Apply Dormant Spray
  • Control Weeds
  • Rotate Vegetable Beds

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