Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


Crafty Gifts For Green Thumbs

Most of nature may be taking a rest, but there still are many plants in the garden that, even when not in active growth, imbue the landscape with visual interest, texture, and color. As the holiday season approaches, you can borrow some of that garden...
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New Rocky Mountain Gardener's Resource Whether for a seasoned gardener or beginner, my new book, Rocky Mountain Gardener's Resource by...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water in Late Fall and Winter Trees, shrubs, vines, roses, and many perennials -- especially those that are newly planted --...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Plants from Breakage from Ice and Snow
  • Protect Plants with Mulch
  • Prolong the Bloom of Holiday Plants
  • Switch Birdfeeders for Winter Feeding
  • Spruce Up Outdoor Planters

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