Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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The Allure of Quaking Aspen

It happens every spring around this time: questions abound about growing a regional favorite -- the quaking aspen. It is a very alluring tree, with its shimmering, heart-shaped leaves that tremble or quake in the lightest breeze. Quaking aspens are...
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Resources

Web Finds

Cheyenne Urban Forestry Questions about trees for the open spaces and mountainous areas of Wyoming and beyond? Check out...

Favorite or New Plant

'Harrison's Yellow' Rose Despite winter's snowstorms, the 'Harrison's Yellow' rose is flourishing. It's blooming now,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Birds From Eating Seedlings
  • Check for Aphids
  • Watch for Hopping Lawn Invaders
  • Cut Suckers From Tree Trunks
  • Prevent Fruit Pests

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