Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking BiColored Cornflower

National News

Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...

New Flowering Pear Tree

The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....

An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight

“Plant the right plant in the right place” is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....

New Veggie Garden Planner

Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...

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In the Garden


Pre-Spring Activities After the Snow

Drifts of snow are gradually melting as warmer temperatures and longer days return to the region. The garden will soon spring back to life. As the snow recedes you may eventually discover side effects, some good, and some bad. Perennials Many...
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Shows & Events

2007 Spring Garden Show and Workshops Mark your calendars for the 2007 Spring Home & Patio Show: March 15 to 18 at the National...

Favorite or New Plant

Crocus To most of us the very name crocus is synonymous with spring. Planted last autumn, these little...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sharpen Pruning Tools
  • Lightly Rake Turf
  • Take Coleus Cuttings
  • Check Juniper Shrubs
  • For the Birds

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