Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Pump Up Your Garden's Fragrance

Your sense of smell will keep you out in the garden until it's too dark and stirs up old memories from garden's past. Getting more fragrance in your garden is relatively easy to do and it will add some interesting plants to your landscape. Look for...
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Web Finds

Arbor Day Foundation Get all kinds of information on trees and their value in your landscape. Visit the Arbor Day...

Favorite or New Plant

Lilacs When it comes to fragrant-blooming shrubs, lilacs are at the top of my list. With proper...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide perennials
  • Plant dahlia tubers indoors
  • Stagger vegetable plantings
  • Pamper bare-root roses
  • Choose healthy roots

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