Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden


Succulents and Cacti for Colder Regions

Cacti and succulents are generally considered landscape plants reserved for warm climates. This may well be true knowing their tenacity to stand up to the most wilting of summer heat. However, if you look around our region you will soon discover that...
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Web Finds

North American Rock Garden Society To learn more about planting alpine plants, low-growing perennials, wildflowers, and other rock...

Favorite or New Plant

Stonecrop A favorite sedum that grows in poor soils and withstands heat and drought is the stonecrop (...
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Regional Reminders

  • Freshen Up Potting Soil
  • Divide and Separate African Violets
  • Overseed Thinning Lawns
  • Monitor Newly Planted Rose Bushes
  • Start Melons Indoors

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