Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden


Fundamentals of Lawn Care

Warm temperatures and more hours of sunlight herald in spring, when many of us focus our attention on lawn care. Lawns have survived a long winter's nap, blanketed by a heavy quilt of snow, and are now awakening. Your lawn does not have to be a pain in...
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Web Finds

National Arbor Day Foundation Need help with trees? Visit the National Arbor Day Foundation Web site. Find out what kinds of...

Favorite or New Plant

Spirea 'Goldflame' Flowering spirea shrubs are among the easiest shrubs to grow, and many are very drought tolerant....
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Healthy Roots
  • Pamper Bare-Root Roses
  • Stagger Vegetable Plantings
  • Plant Dahlia Tubers in Pots
  • Divide Perennials

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