Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant English Roses

National News

David Austin’s English roses have been gracing the gardening world for more than 25 years. These roses combine the beauty and everblooming nature of modern hybrid tea and floribunda roses with the...

Sock It To Strawberry Diseases

Black root rot disease is a menace to strawberry growers. Plants with this soilborne disease often are short lived and produce few berries. For commercial operations, fumigating the soil with...

New Award-Winning Viola

Violas and pansies are classic cool-season annual flowers. For gardeners in mild winter areas, they bloom and provide color all winter. In colder areas they’re one of the first flower transplants...

Milder Winter Predicted

Predicting what the winter weather will be like across the country is always tricky business, but with modern forecasting tools many meteorologists feel more confident about going out on a limb to...

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In the Garden


Flowering Plants for the Holiday Season

Colorful blooming plants and fresh flower arrangements during the holiday season will help to make the wintry days less dreary. You will find a good selection of both at local florists and garden departments. Kalanchoe One of my favorites, which...
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Web Finds

Idaho Native Plant Society If you have an interest in native plants and want to connect with others who value native plant...

Favorite or New Plant

Rocket Larkspur One of my favorite plants that has been passed along from Grandma's garden is the rocket larkspur...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Kitchen Herbs
  • Decorate Outdoor Containers
  • Use Snow as Mulch
  • Check the Water Garden
  • Tropical Plants Prefer Warmth and Light

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