Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Sweet Road Salt

‘Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

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In the Garden


A Commonsense Approach to Controlling Houseplant Pests

Most of the tropical houseplants we grow indoors were selected for their adaptability to our home environments. However, there are several insect pests that are also well adapted to living on these tropical plants. Purchasing pest-free plants is the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Lady's Mantle Try lady's mantle ( Alchemilla mollis ) in your garden this year. It produces mounds of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Drainpipes From Clogging To keep your gutters or drainpipes free of clogging debris, wedge a plastic scouring pad or a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Welcome the Snow as a Plant Blanket
  • Keep Compost Handy
  • Gather Natural Pest Control Catalogs
  • Check Outdoor Plants for Scale Pests
  • Removing Red Clover Mites

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