Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sourcing Organic Seeds

National News

For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...

Plant Sales Support Medical Research

Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...

Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients

Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...

New Orange Eggplant

Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...

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In the Garden


It's Cranberry Appreciation Time

The cranberry doesn't receive much attention during most of the year, but as the holiday season arrives, cranberries can be found in supermarkets, ready to be part of holiday dinners. There are few edible crops produced by a plant as unique as the...
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Making Wreaths Making Classic Wreaths: Designing and Creating for All Occasions , by Ed Smith (Prolific...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dusting Fuzzy-Leaved Houseplants To keep your fuzzy-leaved houseplants tidy and clean, you can safely dust the foliage with a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Evergreen Trimmings
  • Check Plants Under Eaves
  • Use Alternatives to Deicing Salts
  • Remove Dead Branches
  • Check for Meadow Mice

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