Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Tips for Success With Tomatoes

During 25 years of doing a radio talk show in the Denver/Rocky Mountain region, I have answered hundreds of questions on growing tomatoes. They are among my favorite garden vegetables (or "fruits," if you prefer). You've no doubt heard many rules...
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Favorite or New Plant

Lily-of-the-Valley The sweet fragrance emitting from the nodding, bell-shaped flowers of lily-of-the-valley is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Space-Saving Way to Grow Potatoes You can grow potatoes aboveground if you don't have the space in a garden plot. Use a plastic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rotate Planting Areas
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Mow Lawn Frequently
  • Mulch Plants the Easy Way
  • Prune Spring-Blooming Shrubs

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