Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden


Cool-Weather Flowers for Spring

While spring is officially here, the weather in the Rockies keeps teasing us; warm days are followed by cold, sometimes snowy, afternoons and nights. If you're like me, you want to have some living color in your landscape that can survive the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Snapdragon Kids of all ages love to grow the "talking flowers" -- snapdragons. These annuals will reseed if...

Clever Gardening Technique

Apple Worm Trap The apple trees are in bloom and soon the codling moths will be flying. Here's an easy way to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Support Peonies
  • Weed Away
  • Relocate Ant Colonies
  • Prune Water Sprouts
  • Monitor Soil Moisture After Planting

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