Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2008
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

As you plan your water-wise garden this year, consider one of my favorite ground covers. Winecups (Callirhoe involucrate) grows to a height of 4 to 6 inches and will spread to 3 feet. It does best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Well-drained garden loam soil is best, but it will adapt to our wide range of soils. Enjoy the show of wine-red flowers from April to the first hard frost.

Web Finds

Apple Journal
How do you know if you are getting the right apple variety for your needs? Which varieties are best for fresh eating? For baking? Go to this Apple Journal Web site and learn more about apple varieties and their best uses.


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