Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2007
Regional Report

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Mailorder Gardening Association
Garden and plant catalogs help to inspire us for the upcoming season and show the many possibilities for improving your garden. The Mailorder Gardening Association is a great source for gardening catalogs of all types -- annuals, perennials, bulbs, water plants, fertilizers, fruit trees and berries, pest controls, garden supplies, tools, and many other categories.

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Blue Fescue
Blue fescue grasses (Festuca ovina) are among the most attractive and tame ornamental grasses. Their growth habit when grown in groups resembles an army of symmetrical bluish gray hedgehogs. Dwarf blue fescue is valued for its delicate, light, silvery blue foliage, which retains good color year-round. Plant them in groups in well-drained soil on rocky slopes and as accent plants in rock gardens. In heavy, clay soils, the plants are more prone to dying out in the center and are short-lived. Whether you choose to plant blue fescue as a specimen plant or in groups for ground cover, this is an excellent and hardy ornamental grass.

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