Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Non-Invasive Spirea

National News

Japanese spirea ( Spiraea japonica ) is an attractive and widely used landscape shrub. But like some other garden staples such as barberry, burning bush and Norway maple, it can be invasive in...

Color in the Vegetable Garden

Planting flowers in among your vegetables certainly adds color to the food garden, but it’s not the only way to liven things up. Why not try planting some colorful vegetables to delight the eye as...

Trouble-free Zinnias

Most gardeners love zinnias, with their bright blossoms in all the colors of the rainbow, save blue. There are tall- and short-growing varieties, ones with single or double blossoms- some are even...

‘Prairie Dream’ Paper Birch

With its white, peeling bark and graceful form, the paper birch is one of the most striking additions to the garden. Unfortunately, in landscape settings it is often short-lived and prone to...

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In the Garden


Easy-Care Daylilies

Whether you prefer a formal or more casual garden style, daylilies can fit in just about anywhere. And if you're interested in designing a more water-thrifty garden, daylilies are among the most drought-enduring landscape plants. They're easy to grow...
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Web Finds

American Hemerocallis Society The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization. The AHS is...

Favorite or New Plant

Woolly Thyme Ground Cover Woolly Thyme ( Thymus pseudolanuginosus ) is one of the most useful, creeping and mat-forming...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-root Plants
  • Seed-starting Basics
  • Prune Fruit Trees and Vines
  • Use Horticultural Oils for Scale
  • Control Mites in Lawns

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