Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2005
Regional Report

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Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center
Now is the time to plant summer-flowering bulbs, such as dahlias, gladiolus, cannas, and many more. The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center has all the information you'll need to grow like a pro.

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Creeping Phlox
One of the sure signs of spring is the brightly colored carpet of creeping phlox (Phlox subulata). It is a water-thrifty ground cover that, once established, will thrive for years, spilling over rock walls and clinging to those dry slopes. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. You can find this plant with blooms in pink, rose, blue, magenta, or white. It often retains year-round, semi-evergreen foliage for winter interest.

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