Rocky Mountains

February, 2004
Regional Report

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Gardening in Wyoming
With such diversity in geography, climate, and vegetation, you can't help but marvel at the beauty that surrounds us in the Rocky Mountain Region. If you garden in the wide open spaces of Wyoming, visit this University of Wyoming Horticulture Web site to find out more about what grows best in your home landscape.

Favorite or New Plant

Bigtooth Maple
If it's maple trees you like, then the Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum) is one to consider. It's noted for its brilliant fall color of orange-red, while some turn more yellow. It can grow 10 to 20 feet tall with an equal spread and will respond best in well-drained soils. After planting, mulch with a 2- to 3-inch layer of compost or other organic mulch to maintain uniform moisture for good establishment. It grows in full sun but will tolerate light shade.

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