Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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In the Garden


Deciduous Trees for Smaller Spaces

Wev'e all seen them: overgrown, threatening trees that look as if they're ready to engulf the house. That monstrous blue spruce in the front yard had its beginning as "the cute little evergreen" planted in the wrong spot. As the tree grew and matured,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Pincushion Flower If you're looking for a dependable, blue, lavender, or pink, long-blooming perennial, the garden...

Clever Gardening Technique

Taming the Horseradish Horseradish is one aggressive perennial in the garden that can become invasive and quickly crowd...
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Regional Reminders

  • Invite Overwintering Birds to Your Yard
  • Check Indoor Plants
  • You Still Have Time for Tree Wrap
  • Plant Fragrant Paper Whites
  • Take Inventory of Your Tools

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