Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden

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Grow Nutritious Vegetables

Homegrown vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are easy to grow. All it takes is a little planning ahead. I prefer to grow vegetables organically, avoiding pesticides in or around the garden. Start with the Soil Soil management is...
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Resources

Books

Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region Whether you're a newbie to gardening in the Rocky Mountain region or a seasoned gardener, you'll...

Favorite or New Plant

Ninebark Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is a staple in my landscape. This North American native is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready for Planting
  • Prune Ornamental Grass Clumps
  • Make Trellises for Peas
  • Grow Your Own Potatoes
  • Inspect for Early Signs of Insect Pests

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