Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Mildew Resistant Ninebark

National News

Varieties of eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) , an eastern U.S. native shrub, have become popular landscape plants in recent years, beginning with the development of the cultivar...

All-American Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennials for their ease of care and the astounding variety of sizes, flower forms, and colors they offer. But selecting the best varieties from among this abundance can be...

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

If you just can't make up your mind which of the many colors of coneflowers to grow, grow them all! Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', just announced as a 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Award...

Award-Winning Rose

Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall,...

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In the Garden


Intensive Gardening Increases Yield

This year's decision to plant my raised garden beds more intensively is paying off. Raised beds use actual growing space more efficiently than a traditional garden planted in rows because walking in the beds is not required for maintenance of the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Blue Mist Spirea Summer blooming shrubs are in short supply in many gardens. That's why I like blue mist spirea...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Shield for Spot Spraying Spot spraying can control some difficult perennial weeds. Make a plant shield to protect...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Lawn Mower Blade
  • Encourage Tiny Brown Bats
  • Dig Weedy Grasses
  • Prune Out Suckers
  • Get Rid of Noxious Weeds

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