Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden

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Don't Let the Leaves Blow Away

Now that winter is on its way, leaves are falling off the deciduous trees with the slightest breeze. The crunch of the drying leaves underfoot is a sign that a cycle of growth has ended and now is the time to recycle them into rich compost, or put them...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Holiday Cacti When it comes to bright and welcome color in fall and winter, holiday cacti ( Schlumbergera...

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacuum Away Houseplant Pests You can use a hand-held rechargeable vacuum cleaner to get rid of many unwanted houseplant pests....
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Garden Hose Handy
  • Don't Mow Your Lawn Too Short
  • Keep Houseplants Away From Direct Heat
  • Cut Back Spent Flowers
  • Prune Damaged or Broken Branches

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