Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden

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How to Get Started with Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting seeds indoors is one of the best cures for late winter cabin fever and it motivates me to think about trying something new in the garden. With all those garden magazines piling up on my desk, I'm tempted to try a few new varieties that are...
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Resources

Books

Cacti and Succulents Some of my favorite plants that are truly hardy, rugged, and reliable are cacti. Cacti and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Repel Cats in Your Garden Got cats digging in your flowerbeds? One way to repel them is to bury several soda or beer...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Your Landscape
  • Watch for Creepy Crawlers on the Windowsills
  • Add More Compost to the Soil
  • Store Soil and Fertilizers
  • Clean Bird Feeders

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