Western Mountains and High Plains
Month-By-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains
If you could use some help maintaining a beautiful garden, there is new resource just for you. My third book in a series, Month-By-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains (Cool Springs Press, 2005; $19.99) is filled with information to help you become a more successful gardener every month of the year. Eleven plant categories are covered, from annuals to water gardens.
Favorite or New Plant
Little Bluestem Ornamental Grass
To add an accent of blue to the perennial flower garden, try little bluestem 'Blaze' (Schizachrium scoparium). It is a native of the prairie and an attractive warm-season bunch grass. The foliage is blue throughout the summer, and transforms into a russet red through the fall and early winter. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil.