Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Half a Plate of Produce

National News

"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....

Killing Weeds Organically

Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...

Vulnerable Viburnums

In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...

Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...

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In the Garden


To Start Seeds or Purchase Plants?

Frigid weather gets old in a hurry and has me contemplating the spring. It's also a tempting time with all the colorful seed and nursery catalogs arriving in the mail. Should I purchase and a plant seed for this year's garden or sit back and wait until...
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Favorite or New Plant

Chives Without fail, every year chives (Allium schoenoprasum) return in abundance to the herb garden....

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Seed-Starting Lights More Reflective To make fluorescent lighting fixtures more efficient when placed over seedlings, make aluminum...
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Regional Reminders

  • Peruse Garden Catalogs
  • Protect Crocus
  • Purchase Bargain Potting Soil
  • Care for Valentine's Day Plants
  • Take Cuttings

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