Western Mountains and High Plains

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden

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Cultivating the Enchanting Columbine

Recently I was checking out a garden center and was tempted by one-gallon columbines in full bloom. There were various colors ranging from the traditional blue Colorado columbine to violet, white, yellow, and red. Columbines belong the genus...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Perennial Ice Plant One of the most useful plants for interesting foliage year round is ice plant, Delosperma 'John...

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow Blueberries If you must grow blueberries, plant them in large containers like a half-whiskey barrel. They...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be on the Watch for Paper Wasps
  • Construct Raised Beds
  • Grow Beans
  • Mow Frequently
  • Check Stone Fruits

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