Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Alstroemeria

National News

Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily is a common cut flower often used in floral bouquets. It is a versatile perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. The orchid-like flowers come in a variety of...

High Nitrogen Levels Reduce Health Benefits of Veggies

Many herbs and spices are known to contain potent antioxidant compounds. However, it’s not always clear how growing conditions affect the levels of antioxidants in plants. Researchers at...

Love at First Sight Rose Video

Roses are one of America’s best-loved flowers. Few home gardeners realize the time, energy, and money that go into breeding and growing a variety for market. A new variety takes years of trials...

Farmers for Hire: New Trend in Urban Gardening

In hard economic times everyone wants to cut costs. While growing your own food can save money and produce fresh, healthy vegetables in your own yard, it does take time and expertise. People in...

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In the Garden

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Tips for Keeping Flowering Plants Beyond the Holidays

There's no doubt about it: living, flowering, and colorful houseplants are always welcome during the holiday season. Unlike artificial ones, living plants also improve the indoor environment and will keep on giving. You just have to give them some...
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Resources

Books

Houseplant Survival A Complete Houseplant Survival Manual , by Barbara Pleasant (Workman Publishing Co., 2005,...

Favorite or New Plant

Florist Cyclamen Cyclamen blooms are delicate and resemble orchids. The flowers are produced on long stems, help...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Newly Planted Fruit Trees
  • Keep Christmas Trees Safe
  • Unwrap Gift Plants
  • Care for Cut Evergreens
  • Decorate Outdoor Planters

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