Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
New Two-Toned Veronica
Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...
Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer
Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...
Variegated Paraguay Nightshade
When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...
Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer
Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe they?ve discovered the Achilles...
In the Garden
Here in the Rocky Mountain and High Plains region, the winter landscape may seem bland at first glance. However, if you take a closer look, you'll find that many trees have interesting features even when they don't have leaves. The bark of many trees...
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Treesaregood.com The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) site answers many questions related to tree...
Favorite or New Plant
Mountain Lover Mountain lover ( Paxistima canbyiis ) is a wonderful prostrate, broadleaf evergreen shrub that...
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- Keeping your Poinsettia
- Getting Rid of Pesky White Flies
- Clean Eaves and Troughs
- Forego Spreading Wood Ashes on Garden Soils
- Leave Snow Alone