Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Delightful Daisies

National News

Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....

2011 Urban Tree of the Year

If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...

Basket of Fire

Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...

Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures

America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...

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In the Garden


It's Easy Being a "Green Gardener"

If your goal is to become an "organic" gardener and going "green," don't be confused by all the misinformation that can be circulating around during the spring gardening frenzy. It's making a commitment to change your traditional gardening philosophy....
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Web Finds

National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service is a good web site to visit to learn...

Favorite or New Plant

Pink Lenten Rose The mule deer are back in abundance and browsing the yard. They don't seem to bother my new...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Tree Wrapping
  • Aerate the Lawn
  • Prepare to Divide Old "Daffies"
  • Dig Clumps of Bunch Grass
  • Replace Winter-killed Roses

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