Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it’s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden


Preserving the Apple Tree

There's a definite feeling of spring in the air and it's time to get out your pruning tools. Though some early buds have already started to expand, now is the perfect time to start or finish up your pruning in the home orchard. While the trees are...
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Favorite or New Plant

Narrow-Leafed Zinnia Though an annual in habit, Zinnia angustifolia is a dependable, tireless blooming annual in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Pot Lifter Last year's annual garden symposium had some really interesting and useful tools; one was the Pot...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Bulb Beds
  • Elevate the Garden
  • Plan the Patio and Deck Garden
  • Evaluate Current Landscape
  • Check Garden Tools

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