Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden

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Forsythia

Just when it seems that spring will never arrive, forsythia shrubs unveil their sunny, bright yellow blossoms and light up the garden. A tough and hardy shrub, forsythia has a dense framework of stems that grow upright until the shrub matures, then...
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Resources

Books

Nature Observer's Handbook If you received a gift certificate as a present, put it to good use with the purchase of a good...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cooking Oil Can Be a Real Bug Killer Some research entomologists have come up with a recipe for a homemade insecticidal spray that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Landscape Plants
  • Move Living Tree Outdoors
  • Shop for Bare-Root Plants
  • Buy Fresh Flower Bouquets
  • Dream with Gardening Catalogs

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