Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden

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Dispelling Garden Myths

As we welcome a new year it's time to dispel some of those gardening myths that continue to confuse and frustrate gardeners. For the past 30 years of hosting the Gardening with an Altitude radio program, it seems that some gardening practices become...
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Resources

Web Finds

Mailorder Gardening Association If you like to browse garden catalogs and order seeds and plants that are not readily available...

Favorite or New Plant

Lenten Rose (Hellebores) Despite their name, evergreen hellebores are anything but boring. If you're a gardener who sulks...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Stored Bulbs
  • Watch for Tiny Mites
  • Remove Diseased and Dead Wood
  • Use Plant Sleeves in Cold Weather
  • A Cure for Cabin Fever

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