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Mountain West Regional Reports

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    A Visit to Betty Ford’s Alpine Gardens

    Recently I visited a beautiful small garden, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in nearby Vail, Colorado. An interesting feature of mountain gardens is how many things bloom at the same…

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    Mountain West September To-Do List

    Replant containers for fall. As the weather cools, you may choose to add some fall color to your containers. You can empty containers entirely and replant, or leave the foundational…

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    Cold-Hardy Cacti for the Mountain West

    For the last several years, succulents have been all the rage for both the garden and the home. And what’s not to love about succulents? They are generally water-wise, have…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Mountain West

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. "It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

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    Mountain West August Garden To-Do List

    It’s harvest time! In my garden, harvest season takes off in August. Beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers are producing steadily. Stay on top of harvesting to encourage more flowering…

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    Rocky Mountain Rock Gardens, Part II: Plant Picks

    One of the many reasons I love the Mountain West is the astonishing number of perennials that thrive in our landscapes. Less humidity, warm days, and cool nights provide the…

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    Mountain West July Garden To-Do List

    Harvest and replant the vegetable garden. For several weeks, lettuce, spinach, and other greens have been getting harvested regularly, but they are now looking tired and going to seed due…

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    Mountain West June Garden To-Do List

    Care for your containers. As new annuals get established in their containers, provide them with regular moisture. As the month goes on, deadhead plants to encourage continuous blooming, and provide…

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    The Resurgence of Victory Gardens in the Mountain West

    In light of recent events surrounding the novel coronavirus, I want to discuss a wave sweeping the country, including the Mountain West—the resurrection of Victory Gardens. Between stay-at-home orders, reluctance…

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    Mountain West May Garden To-Do List

    Get outside to enjoy the garden. During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, gardening has become even more of a respite—a way to get outside, connect to nature, and…

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