Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden


Be a Caretaker of the Life in your Yard and Garden

We are all caretakers of the earth. But as gardeners, we are most intimately caretakers of the life in our yards and gardens, of the many creatures that come by to visit and perhaps to stay, including the abundance of crawling, creeping, flying insects....
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Favorite or New Plant

Penstemons Penstemons have always been a favorite in my garden. They are a magnet for hummingbirds,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Design Landscape with Appropriate Lawn Areas Designing your landscape with appropriate lawn areas can help you conserve water. Many gardeners...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Your Landscape Water Thrifty
  • Hang Out the Hummingbird Feeders
  • Fertilize Cool-Season Lawns
  • Prune Non-Blooming Lilacs and Forsythia
  • Trap the Bad Bugs

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