Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


Simple Reminders Keep Plants Blooming

Rachel wrote saying that her poinsettia didn't bloom this year. This is a familiar scenario when the poinsettia plant growing in the kitchen is exposed to light during the evening hours. To bloom, the poinsettia needs special treatment. Those of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bristlecone Pine Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) does best in full sun, in well-drained soils, and tolerates...

Clever Gardening Technique

Thaw Ice Safely in Ponds If your water garden or pond has started to freeze over solid, melt ice slowly. Place a teakettle...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shear Indoor Herbs
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Plan Ahead to Grow Strawberries
  • Save Some Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Protect Fruit Trees

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