Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden


Weed Watch

As the snow recedes in the landscape, I'm beginning to get the urge to clean up the garden and do some transplanting. But among the new signs of life in the garden, there lurks a formidable enemy --- the perennial dandelion ( Taraxacum officinale )....
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Favorite or New Plant

Corsican Violet As much as I like pansies for early spring blooms, the Corsican violet ( Viola corsica ) is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Container Gardens on Wheels Sometimes the thought of lugging around heavy container gardens will dissuade you from placing...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Check Plants in South and Western Exposures
  • Protect Newly Planted Evergreens
  • Clean Out Bird-Nesting Boxes
  • Divide Older Perennials

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