Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

'Cinderella's Carriage' Pumpkin

National News

While you may not want to be gardening in your glass slippers, you can still grow 'Cinderella's Carriage'. It may not get you to the ball to meet your prince, but you will be rewarded with a fairy...

'Chef's Choice Orange' Tomato

Many gardeners value heirloom tomato varieties for their delicious flavor, even though they may lack the desirable characteristics of more modern hybrids such as disease resistance. Now you can...

Gardening on the Moon

You may have heard of gardening by the moon, but how about gardening on the moon? In an effort to explore the possibilities for living on the moon for extended periods of time, NASA is planning...

Still Growing after Hurricane Sandy on Coney Island

The Coney Island Garden Program, now fully recovered after Hurricane Sandy, is a growing success. After the garden was destroyed by the 2012 superstorm, program director Ramy Fakhr and a dedicated...

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In the Garden


Get Ready for Seed Starting

There are relatively few outdoor garden projects to be done in January, so it's a good time to turn your attention to planning for next season's garden, including starting your own seeds early indoors. Yes, you could buy ready-grown plants from the...
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Shows & Events

Great Gardens of Northern Europe Much of our regional gardening tradition derives from classic garden styles of Europe, but...

Clever Gardening Technique

Controlling Mint Mint is one aggressive herb in the garden that can become invasive and quickly crowd out other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Invite Overwintering Birds to Your Yard
  • Check Indoor Plants
  • Protect Trees with Wraps
  • Force Bulbs Indoors
  • Clean Garden Tools

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