Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden


Give Your Lawn a Boost

As our lawns awaken from their winter's nap, warm winds, high temperatures, and lack of moisture can put real stress on them. It's time to plan a strategy for a healthy, green, and drought-enduring lawn while conserving water at the same time. The way...
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Favorite or New Plant

Woolly Thyme Woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus) is one of the most useful creeping and mat-forming...

Web Finds

Clover and Other Mites of Turfgrass Clover and Other Mites of Turfgrass from Colorado State Extension will help you identify the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Plants
  • Start Seeds
  • Prune Fruit Trees and Vines
  • Spray Horticultural Oil to Control Scale Insects
  • Control Mites on Lawns

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