Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Cheyenne Urban Forestry
Questions about trees for the open spaces and mountainous areas of Wyoming and beyond? Check out this Cheyenne Urban Forestry Web site for excellent articles and features on trees and other tips for growing plants successfully in this region.

Favorite or New Plant

'Harrison's Yellow' Rose
Despite winter's snowstorms, the 'Harrison's Yellow' rose is flourishing. It's blooming now, showing off its delightful yellow, semi-double flowers. If you're looking for a carefree rose, consider adding this one to your landscape. Blooms unfold along the entire length of the arching, mahogany-brown, thorny stems. The fern-like leaves are light to medium green and abundant in a good growing season. This rose is very winter hardy and not bothered by powdery mildew or other rose diseases.

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