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Western Mountains and High Plains

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden


Build Your Garden Upwards

When my family settled on the western slope of Colorado, they knew the site they chose was rocky, but the view and lay of the land was ideal. As the farmhouse went up, the magnitude of the situation became apparent. A layer of sandstone rock was inches...
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Favorite or New Plant

Northern Encore Tree Rose If you want to try a tree rose in your garden, give the variety 'Northern Encore' from Bailey...

Clever Gardening Technique

Wire Deer Deterrent My fruit garden always seems to attract deer that nibble on the tender buds. I've discovered that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add More Compost to Gardens
  • Use Quality Seed-Starting Mixes
  • Check Houseplants for Pests
  • Test Leftover Seeds
  • Plan Ahead

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