Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden


Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

As you get ready to carefully take off the ornaments, remove the strands of lights, and put your Christmas decorations into dormancy for another year, keep in mind that your evergreen tree can literally keep on giving. With more than 33 million real...
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Nature Crafts Nature Crafts - 50 Terrific Things to Make with Nature's Materials , by Gwen Diehn & Terry...

Favorite or New Plant

Wandering Jew The Wandering Jew (Tradescantia) is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and very colorful in a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Assess Storm Damage to Trees
  • Provide Food for the Birds
  • Replace Old, Tired Plants
  • Control Gnats
  • Buy New Containers

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