Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Coneflowers

National News

Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...

Exciting New Annual Flowers

While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...

New Tomato Varieties for 2005

Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...

Earthworm Castings Repel Insects

It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...

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In the Garden

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Tips for Easy Orchid Growing

Have you ever marveled at the beauty of a Cattleya orchid and wished that you could grow one in your home? Do you think orchids are too exotic and difficult to grow? Fear not, for there are many orchids on the market today that are low-maintenance...
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Resources

Web Finds

The American Orchid Society Learn more about the fascinating world of orchids and discover many varieties you might want to...

Favorite or New Plant

Pincushion Flower If you're looking for a dependable, long-blooming perennial in shades of blue, lavender, or pink,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Living Valentine Basket
  • Avoid Overwatering Houseplants
  • Store Garden Stuff in Plastic Containers
  • Don't Prune Too Early
  • Water Your Outdoor Plants

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