Western Mountains and High Plains
National Garden Month
I encourage you to celebrate gardening and its benefits to our environment during National Gardening Month in April. Visit the National Garden Month Web site for ecologically friendly lawn and garden tips. You'll also glean ideas to help you become a more successful gardener, whether you have a large yard or garden mostly in containers.
Success With Seed Starting
Park's Success With Seed (Park Seed Company, $24.95; from www.parkseed.com) has been one of my favorite resources for starting seeds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The new edition contains detailed information on more than 400 plants, including 70 species not covered in the earlier edition. Since its publication in 1978, this reference has been a classic for gardeners who like to start their own seeds indoors.