Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Preparing the Rose Garden For Winter

Within the past few weeks, we've been hit by fall snowstorms and cold temperatures that signal it's time to make preparations for the rose garden's winter rest. However, it's not unusual for warm temperatures to return, so take some time to smell the...
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(Overly) Enthusiastic Gardeners Garden Lunacy: A Growing Concern , by Art Wolk (AAB Book Publishing, 2005; $26.95), is a must...

Favorite or New Plant

Feather Reed Grass If you are uncertain about growing ornamental grasses in your landscape, start out with feather...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Summer-Flowering Bulbs for Future Planting
  • Breathe New Life Into Your Lawn
  • Add Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Your Landscape
  • Clean Up Houseplants
  • Keep the Water Garden Clean of Fallen Leaves

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