Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden

2065

Time to Get Seed Starting in Gear

When spring blizzards pound the region, it's a reminder that springtime in the Rockies and high plains can be very unpredictable. We recently had over a foot of snow in the Denver metro area, and other parts of the Rocky Mountains had snowfall amounts...
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Resources

Web Finds

National Garden Month I encourage you to celebrate gardening and its benefits to our environment during National...

Books

Success With Seed Starting Park's Success With Seed (Park Seed Company, $24.95; from www.parkseed.com ) has been one of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Lawn Care
  • Begin Soil Preparation
  • Add Phosphorus to Garden Soils
  • Remove Protective Mulch Sparingly and Slowly
  • Start Warm-Season Crops

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