Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Helping Old Garden Friends

Some of the oldest residents of the garden are awakening from their winter's rest. These hardy perennials are always dependable, but often they're taken for granted. Now is an excellent time to rejuvenate many perennials since the soil is easy to dig...
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Favorite or New Plant

Catmint 'Walker's Low' catmint (Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low') is a wonderful perennial that is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Fun Pole Bean Teepee Grow your pole beans on a tripod made from ten foot poles tied at the top with rope or clothes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wage War on Weeds
  • Plant New Asparagus Crowns
  • Start Tomato and Pepper Seeds
  • Plant Bare Root Roses
  • Start Annual Flowers

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