Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cool Peppers for Cool Climates

National News

Peppers are heat lovers, no doubt about that. They relish a long season of warmth. But gardeners in areas with short growing seasons love peppers, which is why many are always on the lookout for...

Peak Phlox Performance

Garden phlox, when well grown, is one of the glories of the midsummer garden, its large heads of flowers adding color, fragrance, and stature to flower beds as the many early summer blooming...

Project BudBurst

It may still be cold in many parts of the country, but we've turned the corner toward springtime and the days are getting longer. It won't be too much longer before buds are bursting out all over....

Celebrating Urban Birds

Want to learn more about how you can help birds in urban environments, participate as a citizen scientist in the study of these feathered creatures, or simply celebrate their presence amidst all...

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In the Garden


Put Seed and Nursery Catalogs to Good Use

Call me old fashioned, but I still like getting those colorful seed and nursery catalogs in the mailbox. I can relax by the fire and browse through the pages, dreaming on what new plants to try this year. It puts me in the mood for planning this year's...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fernbush Among my favorite xeric landscape plants is fernbush (Chamaebatiaria millefolium) , which...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Sticky Traps to Control Fungus Gnats Place yellow sticky traps near susceptible houseplants to monitor the gnat population and trap...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Your Garden On Paper
  • Select Varieties for Early Maturity
  • Recycle Plastic and Foam Containers
  • Prevent Fungus Gnats
  • Make Mini-Greenhouses

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