Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2014
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Great Gardens of Northern Europe
Much of our regional gardening tradition derives from classic garden styles of Europe, but gardening in Europe keeps evolving and growing. Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at the Denver Botanic Gardens, has had opportunities to lecture and travel widely in Europe in the past decade. On February 20 at 7 pm, he will give a talk on some of the greatest public and private gardens in England, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany he's had the good fortune to visit in recent years. Come and get some great ideas for the coming growing season. The lecture will take place at the magnificent Cherokee Ranch and Castle located at 6113 Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia, CO. Admission is $22 member; $25 non member. For more information, go to

Clever Gardening Technique

Controlling Mint
Mint is one aggressive herb in the garden that can become invasive and quickly crowd out other less vigorous plants. Restrict its growth by growing it in a 5-gallon plastic bucket buried in the ground. Cut the bottom of the bucket out for drainage, bury the bucket so that 2 to 3 inches of the rim remain above ground level. Then fill with soil and plant your mint. It will have its own personal space without being a nuisance.


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