Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


Growing Veggies at Home

Do you know what it's like to harvest fresh-ripened fruits and vegetables? Their delicious flavors can't be matched by storebought produce. Growing your own lets you maintain this quality control. It's nice to know whether or not chemicals, pesticides,...
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Shows & Events

20th Anniversary of Spring Home and Patio Show This annual event breathes spring into the air at the National Western Complex in Denver,...

Favorite or New Plant

Persian Shield Plant When it comes to dazzling metallic purple foliage, the Persian shield ( Strobilanthes dyerianus )...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Pruning
  • Plant Raspberries
  • Gradually Remove Mulch
  • Start Cool-Season Annuals
  • Look for Bare-Root Plants

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