Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden


Make Your Tulips Last Year after Year

The tulips have been absolutely tremendous this year. They were a welcome sight after all that snow we had over the winter. It won't be long before these glorious blossoms will start to fade, soon to be forgotten. This would be a good time to take some...
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Favorite or New Plant

Nasturtium The nasturtium ( Tropaeolum majus ) is one of my favorite annuals that thrives on neglect. It...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Rabbit Repellent Rabbits love to nibble on tender tulip leaves. You can fend them off by mixing up a spicy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mow High and Often
  • Support Your Local Peony
  • Water Deeply
  • Minimize Overhead Watering
  • Inspect Ash Leaves

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