Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden

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The Magic of Spring Bulbs

Now that spring has sprung, life is awakening in my garden. Looking out the kitchen window I see signs of tulip buds emerging from a late planting in early January. Yes, like most gardeners who take advantage of bargains, I purchased the tulips last...
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Resources

Books

Growing a Natural Lawn The Natural Lawn & Alternatives , by Janet Marinelli (Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1993; $7.95), is...

Favorite or New Plant

'Profusion' Crab Apple The 'Profusion' crab apple is a nice choice for the landscape since it has good resistance to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Time for Pansies
  • Thin Strawberries
  • Clean Iris Beds
  • Patrol for Pests
  • Plant Rhubarb

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