Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden

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Planting Around and Near the Foundation

Carefully chosen and placed, landscape plants around the foundation will bring out the best in your house. Just like the finishing touches inside your home, foundation plantings help to complete the outside by adding curb appeal. Properly chosen...
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Resources

Books

Ornamental Grasses Ornamental Grasses , by Peter Loewer, is an older edition but still a favorite book that...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pre-Warm the Garden Bed You can get a head start on preparing your garden in late winter by pre-warming the soil. Six to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Gather Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Get Ready for Seed Starting
  • Check for Soggy Perennials
  • What about Those Squirrels?
  • Start an Idea File

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