Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden

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Flowering Crabapples: Trees for All Seasons

Whether it's the canopy of delicate white blossoms of the Newport plum, double scarlet blooms and scarlet fruit of Paul's scarlet hawthorn, or the striking pink blossoms of a redbud tree in early spring, flowering ornamental trees are a welcome addition...
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Resources

Web Finds

Insect Parasitic Nematodes If you're interested in using parasitic nematodes for control of lawn pests such as white grubs,...

Favorite or New Plant

Russian Sage Looking for one of the most adaptable perennials for the landscape? It's Russian sage (Perovskia...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Lawns for Grubs
  • Add Compost at Planting Time
  • Prune Forsythia
  • Plant Tall Tomatoes Deep
  • Check for Grass Mites

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