Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden

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Keep Spring Bulbs Growing and Blooming

The garden is awakening and it is a joy to see the crocuses as they herald the arrival of spring. I plant crocuses as edging around my perennial beds, sometimes massed together for effect, and they are easy to naturalize in a woodland garden and lawns....
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Partridge Feather A rugged and hardy silver-gray ground cover with excellent drought tolerance, partridge feather...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Measuring Stick Recycle an old broom handle by making it into a measuring stick. Smooth the wooden handle with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Hybrid Roses
  • Plant Garden and Sweet Peas
  • Take Advantage of Bare-Root Plants
  • Rejuvenate Red-twig Dogwoods
  • Plan Your Vegetable Garden on Paper

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