Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden


Rituals of a Spring Workout

As gardeners throughout the region, including me, get the urge to get out there and garden, we need a friendly reminder to take it slow at first. It's easy to be tempted to do too much in one day and then feel the pain the next morning. A little will...
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Guide to a Beautiful Yard Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, by Nick Christians and Ashton Ritchie (Meredith...

Favorite or New Plant

Eastern Redbud If you have some space in a protected area, plant a Eastern redbud tree ( Cercis canadensis )....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Plants NOW
  • Get Vegetables Ready for Planting
  • Rotate Garden Crops
  • Time to Fertilize Lawns
  • Check for Insect Pests When New Foliage Unfurls

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