Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden


Mistakes Can Spoil the Landscape

Finally the snow is receding and we can begin to see some of the lawn and other plants in the landscape. When there's not much to do outside but let the snow soak in, it's a good time to take a good look at your landscape to see if some changes might...
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Web Finds

Mailorder Gardening Association Garden and plant catalogs help to inspire us for the upcoming season and show the many...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Fescue Blue fescue grasses ( Festuca ovina ) are among the most attractive and tame ornamental grasses....
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Regional Reminders

  • Read Seed Packets
  • Clean Indoor Pots and Saucers
  • Plant Cool-Season Seeds
  • Thin Out Old Shrubs
  • Check Bulbs

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