Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2012
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Corsican Violet
Corsican violet (Viola corsica) is a dependable wild violet from the Mediterranean region that tolerates dry shade. The large flowers of this heat-tolerant perennial are bright purple and are produced from spring through the summer. I like it planted in the dappled shade of a dwarf spruce.

Tool or Gardening Product

Yard Shark Hedger/Pruner
My Yard Shark hedge trimmer (24 inches) is one tool that is indispensable for trimming not only hedges, but also edging the yard. Constructed of high-carbon Japanese steel, the hedge pruner is lightweight to use. It's extremely sharp blades are also great for cutting stems and grasses. For more details visit http://sharkcorp.com.

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