Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn’t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden

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Dormant Sprays for Safe and Early Pest Control

Landscape problems are often noticed too late, long after pests have infested and damaged plants. But you can prevent future severe outbreaks of some insects and mites by using a dormant spray of horticultural oil. My grandmother used a dormant...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Creeping Oregon Grape One of my favorite shrubs that will provide year-round interest in the woodland garden is...

Books

Organic Gardening in the West Since I began my career on the farm/ranch as a avid organic gardener, I've used this little book...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Perennial Flower Seeds
  • Begin Lawn Care
  • Prune Summer-Flowering Shrubs
  • Prepare the Soil
  • Add Nutrients to Your Soil

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