Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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Orchid Growing Made Easy

Have you ever marveled at the beauty of a cattleya orchid and wished that you could grow one in your home? Do you think orchids are too exotic and difficult to grow? Fear not, for there are many orchids on the market today that are low-maintenance...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Orchid Society Orchid Basics The American Orchid Society provides lots of helpful information for beginning orchid growers in...

Favorite or New Plant

Pincushion Flower If you're looking for a dependable, long-blooming perennial in shades of blue, lavender, or pink,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Living Valentine Basket
  • Avoid Overwatering Houseplants
  • Store Gardening Supplies in Plastic Containers
  • Wait to Prune Grape Vines
  • Water Your Outdoor Plants

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