Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden


Keeping Kids and Pets Safe Around Holiday Plants

It's that time of year when blooming plants make the Christmas and holiday season festive, but there are some winter holiday plants and plant cuttings that could be dangerous to toddlers and curious pets. This can be particularly true as the youngsters,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Glory of the Snow The sky blue blossoms of glory of the snow ( Chionodoxa luciliae ) are a cheerful sight in the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Provide Humidity for Houseplants Winter in our region can be devastating for indoor plants that need extra humidity. When you turn...
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Regional Reminders

  • Turn Down Your Thermostat
  • Give Tropical Plants Warmth and Light
  • Buy Bargain Bulbs
  • Protect Newly Planted Evergreens
  • Water Landscape Plants

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