Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden

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Lenten Rose -- A Winter Blooming Winner

The weather has been unkind to man and beast, with snowstorms twice a week followed by bone chilling winds. Despite the snow and cold, it is no match for my winter-blooming Lenten roses or hellebores. Add to that, they're deer-proof! Lenten roses...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

"Autumn Blush' Tickseed Coreopsis, also called tickseed, is a hardy perennial that blooms prolifically through summer's...

Clever Gardening Technique

Start Early Salad Greens For extra early salad greens, recycle a 3-4 foot section of rain gutter into an indooor...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean House for the Birds
  • Trim Ornamental Grasses
  • Be on the Watch for Pests
  • Control Winter Annual Weeds
  • Prune Back Raspberries

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