Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Mildew-Resistant Phlox

National News

Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....

To Till or Not Till in Compost

Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...

Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities

New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...

New Early, Sweet Melon

Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...

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In the Garden

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Horseradish: One Tough Perennial Herb

Horseradish is one of my most favorite flavorings for meats and it is one of the easiest perennial herbs to grow in the home garden. It is not only a condiment to roast beef, but also a stimulant that is sure to open your sinuses, and it is an excellent...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart One of my favorite old-fashioned perennials, that evokes memories of my mother's shade garden, is...

Clever Gardening Technique

CDs to the Rescue Don't toss those damaged compact discs (CDs), but put them to use to help scare away pesky birds...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Trees
  • Prune Everbearing Raspberries
  • Transplant Perennial Flowers
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Water Roses

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