Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Better Berry-Bearing Viburnum

National News

Fall is celebrated for its colorful foliage, and in addition many trees and shrubs exhibit beautiful berries at this time of year. Viburnum shrubs produce fall berries in colors ranging from black...

Flowers in the Home Keep Us Happy

There’s nothing better for brightening your day than receiving a bouquet of flowers, but does having flowers around your home on a regular basis change your mood and make you happier? Researcher...

No-Bend Bulb Planter

Fall planting of spring bulbs is in full swing in many areas of the country, and one tool that can make planting easier is a long-handled bulb planter. To use this tool, you push the cylinder into...

Winter-Hardy Camellia

Camellias are prized shrubs in the south for their snow-white blossoms and glossy evergreen leaves. Now, with the introduction of 'Winter's Snowman' Ice Angel camellia, gardeners north of the...

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In the Garden

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Houseplant Tips To Keep Them Thriving

Years ago in college I collected houseplants from the hort department greenhouse to decorate my dorm room. Their unique colors and shapes added interest to the interior landscape, and it made the winter less drab. You, too, may have houseplants that...
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Resources

Books

Houseplants Get informed about what houseplants really want with Houseplants for Dummies , by Larry Hodgson...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinese Evergreen For accenting the home with sturdy and attractive houseplants, one of my favorites is the Chinese...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Tender Bulbs
  • Watch for Firewood Pests
  • Sod Bare Patches
  • Clean out the Birdbath
  • Pot Up Leftover Bulbs

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