Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden


Enticing Holiday Cacti

You see them blooming at local garden centers and supermarkets at this time of year -- trumpets of red, white, pink, magenta, yellow, and orange. They are Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and their individual flowers can last for a week or more; one...
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Kid Style Nature Crafts Spend some quality time with your children by sharing some ideas from Kid Style Nature Crafts,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Test Soil Before Spreading Fireplace Ashes Disaster can be the outcome when too many wood ashes are sprinkled onto Rocky Mountain garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spread Winter Mulch
  • Weed Around Trees
  • Keep Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Keep Cyclamen Blooming Longer
  • Pot Up Amaryllis

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