Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning, Compact Nasturtium

National News

‘Empress of India’ nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...

New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea

The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and ‘Annabelle’, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...

No-Mess Instant Compost Tea

Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...

Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...

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In the Garden


Foiling Annual Weeds

If your landscape is like mine, then you are most likely harboring a corner or two where weeds are flourishing without human intervention. It happens every spring when we get busy doing other things, and the weeds reappear, or start from new seeds, to...
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Weeds The Gardener's Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls , by Barbara Pleasant (Storey Publishing, 1996;...

Favorite or New Plant

Peony Peonies are among the easiest and most long-lived perennials to grow. With just minimal care they...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Iris
  • Plant Bare-Root Fruiting Plants
  • Clean Out Strawberry Patch
  • Start Annual Insect Patrol
  • Plant Instant Color

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