Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden


Wet n' Wild

One of the most soothing and relaxing features in nature is a waterfall or babbling brook. It helps relax the mind and refresh the soul. If you share the same view, but don't get to the mountains enough to enjoy Nature's work, now is a good time to plan...
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Shows & Events

18th Annual Spring Home & Patio Show Landscaping, gardening ideas, and backyard entertaining -- this and more will be featured at this...

Favorite or New Plant

Cosmos The tall, wispy stems and daisy-like flowers of cosmos ( Cosmos bipinnatus ) are old-fashioned...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get a Head Start on the Season
  • Cut Back Geraniums
  • Prepare Soil
  • Hoe Weeds
  • Check Shrubs and Trees for Pests

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