Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best New Flowers

National News

Every spring, garden centers are filled with new varieties of brightly colored annual flowers. Here are some of the best new choices available for planting this year. ‘Zowie! Yellow Flame’...

Organic Rules?

When does "organic" not mean "organic?" When the labels aren’t clear. The growth in the organic food industry continues to climb at about 20 percent per year. However, when shopping for organic...

New Red-Leaved Peach

Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. ‘Bonfire’ ornamental peach ( Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’) has long, thin dark...

New Environmentally Friendly Wood Treatment

Wood pressure-treated with CCA has been pulled from the market for its leaching of toxic chemicals into the environment. Substitutes such as recycled plastic wood and wood pressure-treated with...

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In the Garden

2006

Galls: Marvels of Nature

When I walk along nature pathways, or hike in the woods, I'm always on the lookout for interesting plant materials or other aspects of the winter landscape. Just recently I came across some swamp white oak trees and native cottonwoods that had strange...
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Resources

Web Finds

More About Galls Want to learn more about those mysterious plant galls on trees? Check out this NC State...

Clever Gardening Technique

Torching Weeds An easy way to spot-treat weeds in small areas, such as cracks in the sidewalk or driveway, is by...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Landscape Plants
  • Check Bulbs
  • Take a Hike
  • Cleanup Houseplants
  • Get Supplies Ready for Seed Starting

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