Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Grow a Garden in a Pot

If you have limited space, or you're short on time, you don't have to suppress your desires to plant a garden. Think container gardening. Homegrown vegetables, fresh herbs, annual flowers with interesting foliage -- these can all be grown in containers...
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Italian Recipes from the Garden Here's a fun read that takes you from the garden to the table with Italian flavors. In My...

Favorite or New Plant

Creeping Phlox Among ground cover perennials that flower, creeping phlox ( Phlox subulata ) is a favorite and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Last Chance to Aerate Lawns
  • Fertilize Daffodils
  • Dig Annual Grassy Weeds
  • Pick a Bouquet of Tulips
  • Remove Tree Wrap

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