Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden


Recharge Your Houseplants

As I was looking over my houseplants this past week and anticipating spring with the mild weather outside, it was time to take some action and recharge the indoor garden. Even with my best intentions, it's easy to forget your houseplants, especially...
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Favorite or New Plant

Lenten Rose Among the earliest harbingers of spring to come, the Lenten rose will surprise you with not only...

Clever Gardening Technique

A Homemade Abode for Toads Toads are welcome guests in the home garden. They are known to dispose of more harmful insect...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Perennial Beds
  • Check Stored Bulbs
  • Prune Trees and Shrubs
  • Bring Forth Forced Bulbs
  • Start Garden Projects

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