Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they’re outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It’s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden


When Rover Goes All Over

Get a group of homeowners together and invariably the subject of dog spots in the lawn comes up. Why do some lawns go to the dogs? There is no reason that you can't have dogs AND an attractive lawn. Growing a lawn with dogs, cats, rabbits, and...
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Squirrel Stuff The photographs alone are worth the cost of the Squirrel Stuff calendar. This is a fun calendar...

Favorite or New Plant

Perennial Flax Perennial flax ( Linum perenne ) is one of my favorites. Its narrow bluish green leaves provide...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Mulch
  • Monitor Water on Newly Planted Roses
  • Fertilize Shrubs
  • Conquer and Divide
  • Thin Out Early Veggie Crops

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