Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden


Spring Lawn Care Tips

Now that the spring snow storms are making up for one of the driest winter's on record, let's not sit back on our laurels and ignore our lawns. Sure, the heavy, wet snows are going to make the grass green up, but don't forget to do some preventive...
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Web Finds

LawnCareColorado.org LawnCareColorado.org is a helpful Web site that will provide you with information on choosing a...

Favorite or New Plant

Crimson Cloud Hawthorn If you have limited space in your landscape but want a small flowering tree, consider the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Rose Bushes
  • Pamper New Perennials
  • Use Slow-Release Fertilizer
  • Pull Out Annual Weeds
  • Provide Support for Hefty Perennials

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