Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


February's Favorite: Cyclamen

As the month of February has rolled around, it's time to think about a meaningful gift for your favorite Valentine. Instead of the traditional bouquet of cut, long-stemmed roses, why not give a gift that keeps on growing and flowering. Among the...
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The Container Expert If you don't have a plot of land on which to grow a garden, try growing flowers and vegetables in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water Lawns in Winter Believe it or not, you may need to water your lawn even in winter. Winter dry spells can be as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect the Water Garden
  • Getting Ready to Start Seeds
  • Start Cool-Season Veggies
  • Control Fungus Gnats
  • Use Sand on Ice

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