Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Replacing Roses

It has been a rough winter for roses in my garden. Many of the hybrid teas were killed back by winter desiccation and temperature fluctuations. I've been in the process of pruning them back quite hard, and there should be fairly good recovery. But a few...
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Favorite or New Plant

Peony While other perennial flowers may come and go, peonies will last a lifetime. Also known as the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Smother Weeds Naturally To keep weeds from growing in the pathways of your vegetable garden, get free carpeting scraps...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check transplants for pests
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs
  • Shape evergreens
  • Time for summer bulbs
  • Plant tomatoes

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