Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden

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Getting Your Lawn Ready

The unseasonably warm weather in February and March has caused lawns to awaken from their winter's nap. Warm winds, high temperatures, and lack of moisture can put real stress on the lawn. The mountains are covered in snow, and that's good news. There...
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Resources

Books

Yardening; The Non-Gardener's Guide to Creating a Beautiful Landscape The environmental gardening book, Yardening (Macmillan Publishing, 1991; out of print but...

Favorite or New Plant

Woolly Thyme Woolly thyme ( Thymus pseudolanuginosus ) is one of the most useful creeping and mat-forming...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Plants
  • Start Seeds
  • Prune Fruit Trees and Vines
  • Use Horticultural Oil to Control Scale Pests
  • Control Mites on Lawns

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