Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden

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A Present for the Birds

As Nature's food supply becomes less plentiful in late fall and early winter, it's a great time to attract birds and other wildlife to your landscape. Be it a live tree or a well-anchored cut one, you can keep our feathered friends content throughout...
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Resources

Web Finds

Mailorder Gardening Association Start dreaming about next year's garden. Check out the Mailorder Gardening Association Web site...

Books

Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region Winter is the time for relaxing with a book, and even increasing your gardening know-how....
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Regional Reminders

  • Decorate Your Outdoor Containers
  • Avoid Overwatering Holiday Plants
  • Use Snow as Mulch
  • Grow Kitchen Herbs
  • Check the Water Garden

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