Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2005
Regional Report


Month-By-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains
Not sure what needs doing in the yard and garden? Check out my newest book, Month-by-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains; What To Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful and Healthy Lawn and Garden All Year (2005, Cool Springs Press; $19.99). You can find this resource at your favorite bookstore or on the Web.

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Fescue
Blue fescue (Festuca ovina glauca) has to be one of my favorite accent plants for the Rocky Mountain landscape. The plant has bristly, blue-green leaves, which grow into a handsome, rounded mound. Use it as a ground cover or in small groups to accent the flower border or rose garden. Plant 12 to 14 inches apart. Shear back in spring for a renewal of crystal blue growth. Grow in full sun. It tolerates our Rocky Mountain wind quite well.


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