Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden

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Exercise Your Green Thumb Outdoors

The perennial garden may be in its sleeping mode, but the seasoned gardener knows it will soon be time to jump into action. And if you're like me, you have an itch to get outdoors and get your hands in the soil. There are new beds to be prepared,...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Rose Mallow Rose mallow ( Hibiscus moscheutos ), with its classic hibiscus blooms, is a cold-hardy perennial...

Clever Gardening Technique

Watering Tube for Strawberry Pots If you like to plant in large strawberry jars, the plants near the bottom are often difficult to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Getting Ready to Start Seeds
  • Read the Seed Packets
  • Plan Your Landscape
  • Watch for Creepy Crawlers on Windowsills
  • Add Organic Matter to the Vegetable Garden

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