Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It’s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It’s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden

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Early Spring Lawn Care

Homeowners and gardeners all over the region are just itching to start taking care of their lawns with the arrival of warmer weather. You can start to get some things ready, but you can also delay other lawn care activities. Follow the cue of Mother...
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Resources

Web Finds

Cornell University Turfgrass Program Explore some of the most up-to-date information on lawn care from Cornell University Turfgrass...

Books

Lawns The New Lawn Expert , by D.G. Hessayon (Sterling Publishing, 1997; $14.95), is a well-known...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Compost Pile
  • Start Weeding
  • Plan the Vegetable Garden
  • Build a Cold Frame
  • Mulch Bulbs in Very Cold Spots

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