Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden

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Greening Up Window Boxes and Containers in Winter

As more and more homeowners are planting smaller yards and landscapes, window boxes are gaining popularity. Once full of blooming annuals in spring and summer, the boxes can look drab in winter. But you don't have to let them languish just because cold...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Creeping Oregon Grape One of my favorite shrubs that will provide year-round interest in a woodland garden setting is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Cut Flower Preservative Now is a good time to have a few bouquets of cut flowers indoors to brighten your home or that of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dream With Gardening Catalogs
  • Move Live Christmas Tree Outdoors
  • Armchair Shopping for Bare-Root Plants
  • Provide Humidity for Houseplants
  • Check Plants During Dry Weather

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