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Mountain West Regional Reports

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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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    Build Your Own Rocky Mountain Rock Garden

    Several years ago, we opened a new rock garden at the Gardens on Spring Creek, the botanic garden in Fort Collins where I serve as executive director. The beautiful showpiece…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Mountain West

    Add a pop of color. Even though spring can be erratic in the Mountain West, I plant some pansies (Viola × wittrockiana cvs., annual) or other cool-season annuals to a…

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    Get a Jump Start on Spring Planting

    Don’t you just love the spells of warmer days (between storms) that remind us that winter is coming to an end? In the Mountain West, we gardeners know we still…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mountain West

    Begin spring cleanup. While you are in the mood for pruning in the garden, now is also a good time to begin spring cleanup tasks as well. Remove piles of…

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    Damage to Look for When the Snow Melts

    While many in the Mountain West are used to their gardens being buried under feet of snow throughout winter, others of us are more accustomed to a storm that drops…

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    Mountain West: February Garden To-Do List

    Sign up for gardening classes and workshops. Whether you're looking for inspiration or direct how-to knowledge, February is the time to sign up for classes and workshops throughout the region.…

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    Mountain West: January Garden To-Do List

    Enjoy the winter landscape. While providing natural insulation, a blanket of snow creates the perfect canvas to highlight the “bones” of your landscape—its structure, form, and textures. Our woody trees…

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    Crafting an Original Seasonal Arrangement

    You may not even realize it, but my guess is that very close at hand you can find all you need to make gorgeous, last-minute seasonal arrangements. Get your gloves…