Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Primal Scream

National News

Daylilies are popular plants because they are easy to grow and come in an incredible array of colors, sizes and bloom times. One way to help make a selection from among the many offerings at...

Award Winning Roses

It's never too soon to start planning ahead in the garden. Eager rose lovers will be happy to learn that All-America Rose Selections has already released the names of its two 2011 award winners!...

Landscape to Save Energy

As the cost of energy increases, we are all looking for ways to save. Energy-Wise Landscape Design: A New Approach for your Home and Garden by landscape architect Sue Reed (New Society...

Nurturing Community Gardens

For the many people who want to garden, but don't have a place of their own on which to plant, community gardens are a great solution. If you're interested in starting a community garden in your...

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In the Garden


Avoid Mistakes in Managing Turf

When it's time to care for my lawn, consider me a bit lazy. My preference has always been to let nature do its part since lawn grasses have been surviving for eons without a lot of human intervention. But there's a point where things get out of balance...
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Web Finds

Butterfly World If you're into bugs like me, Butterfly World is a fun and informative website to visit on a...


Composting Nourish your soil with homemade compost. As we begin the garden season, it's a good time to gain...
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Regional Reminders

  • Patch bare spots
  • Mow properly
  • Be on watch for spruce galls
  • Be picky about transplants
  • Propagate perennial Dianthus

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