Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden

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Birding: A Relaxing and Enjoyable Outdoor Activity

Spring has sprung and summer is not too far behind. This is a great time of the year to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature and the watchable wildlife that abounds in the great outdoors. Just the other week, my youngest son, Jonathan, and I...
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Resources

Books

Amazing Animals of Colorado Do you think all animals are created equal? Think again. Amazing Animals of Colorado: Incredible...

Favorite or New Plant

Hyssop Hyssop ( Hyssopus officinalis ) is a semi-evergreen perennial with stunning purple-blue flower...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Instant Color
  • Fertilize Iris
  • Plant Bare-Root Raspberries
  • Clean Out Strawberry Patch
  • Watch for Insects

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