Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


Weekend Storms Pile on More Snow

The series of winter storms that started on Christmas eve 2006 continue to visit the Rockies and plains every weekend (we're expecting the sixth weekend snowstorm as I write this column), and the newspaper headlines read, "Enough Already," "Storm-Weary...
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Favorite or New Plant

Old-Fashioned Geranium No matter what the new garden trends are, old-fashioned geraniums ( Pelargonium x hortorum...

Clever Gardening Technique

2-Liter Plastic Whirling Bottle To keep birds and other critters at bay in a newly planted garden, craft homemade whirlygigs from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready for Seed Starting
  • Take Out Stored Seeds
  • Check for Soggy Perennials
  • What About Those Squirrels?
  • Start an Idea File

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