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Gardening in the Mountain West

Hot and cold temperatures, high elevations, drying winds -- those are just some of the conditions that gardeners in the Mountain West and High Plains have to contend with. The right plants and gardening methods can help them grow beautiful, colorful gardens from spring until fall. Low-maintenance natives are a good place to start. We have 15 native plants that work extraordinarily well in these regions. For year-after-year color, old-fashioned perennials and wildflowers can't be beat. These no-fail varieties work whether you're just getting a garden started or tending one that's already established. Like everywhere else, gardeners in the Mountain West and High Plains like to attract birds and butterflies. Easily draw in both with the best plants for these winged visitors. The regional climate conditions shouldn't stop you from growing what you want, and that includes roses; try these varieties for beautiful success. From early-spring bloomers to the final flowers of fall, consider these reliable plants for your garden. If you're unsure how to take care of your lawn or what to do in the rest of the garden from month to month, turn to our lawn-care calendar or our yearly schedule for tips, inspiration, and ideas on maintaining the perfect outdoor spaces.

15 Top Native Plants of the Mountain West

Try these tough, low-maintenance plants for a beautiful, easy garden.

No-Fail Perennials of the Mountain West

These old-fashioned plants are among the easiest you can grow. They're perfect...

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Mountain West & High Plains

Don't let deer destroy your garden or landscape. Try these plants that the...

Colorado Landscaping Tips

Although challenged by poor soil and low precipitation levels, Colorado...

A Garden in the Mountains

This Colorado gardener didn't let cold temperatures, high elevation, or a smal...

Top Fruit Trees: Mountain Region

These late-blooming trees bring reliable harvests to mountain region gardeners.

Lawn-Care Calendar for the Mountain West and High Plains

This seasonal calendar will help you have a great lawn, despite the tough...

Standout Plants for the Mountain West

These award-winning plant selections thrive in the sometimes-challenging...

Top Flowering Shrubs for the Mountain West

The climate can be a bit of a challenge, but there are wonderful, easy-growing...

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for the Mountain West and High Plains

Grow these perennials for fantastic performance in the Mountain West, even...

Top Roses for the Mountain West

Grow glorious roses, even in the Mountain West and High Plains. The first step...

Best Fragrant Flowers for the Mountain West

These plants promise to infuse your mountain area garden with sweet fragrance.

February Gardening Tips for the Mountain West

Winter storms will continue to rumble through the Mountain West this month, bu...

Utah Landscaping

Equip yourself with the plant and geographic knowledge you need to make your...

Fabulous Fall Color: The Best Plants for the Mountain West

Use these often-overlooked plants to infuse your garden with magnificent fall...

January Tips: The Mountain West and High Plains

Start off your garden year right by laying the foundation for a great garden.

Best Early-Spring Flowers for the Mountain West

Welcome spring to the mountain region with these eye-catching early bloomers.

November Gardening Tips for the Mountain West and High Plains

Winter arrives early in the mountains. Finish outdoor chores this month, and...

May Tips: The Mountain West and High Plains

From planting to deadheading, there's plenty to do in the garden this month. S...

Best Plants for Attracting Birds in the Mountain West

Bring birds to your mountain garden with these eye-catching native plants.

March Gardening Tips for the Mountain West

March can be snowy in the region, but spring isn't far off. Jump into the...

Flowers that Hold Up to Summer Heat in the Mountain West

When the summer sun is blazing and temperatures peak, these plants step up to...

April Gardening Tips for the Mountain West and High Plains

Spring has sprung! It's time to roll up the sleeves, get outdoors, and spend...

Elegant Edibles for the Mountain West and High Plains

Mix edible and ornamental plants to create spectacular gardens for the Mountai...

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