Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


A New Season for Lower Maintenance

With the start of a new year, now is a good time to evaluate the landscape and decide if changes are in order. I'm resolved to make my gardening easier and more low maintenance. As much I as enjoy the therapy of weeding, mulching, and watering my...
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Favorite or New Plant

Winecups Often called purple poppy mallow, winecups (Callirhoe involucrata) is gorgeous, sprawling,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Unclog Drip System Emitters In areas with hard water, calcium deposits often clog drip system emitters. Instead of tossing...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Winter Watering
  • Get Ready for Seeding
  • Order Seeds Early
  • Take Houseplant Cuttings
  • Start Bring In Potted Bulbs

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