Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

California Law Supports School Gardens

National News

The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...

New Tree for the Edible Landscape

It’s not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...

Totally Recycled Plant Food

Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If you’re a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...

Gardening Anywhere Book

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....

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In the Garden


African Violets as Houseguests

As the weather turns cold and outside garden activities are at a low ebb, this is a good time to focus on refreshing the indoor landscape. I always marveled at my grandmother's ability to take a leaf cutting from her African violet and root it in a...
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Web Finds

African Violet Society of America The African Violet Society of America Web site has information about activities of local clubs,...


The African Violet The African Violet Handbook , by Tony Clements (David and Charles Publishers, 2003; $19.99), is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Homegrown Poinsettia Plant
  • Purge Drip-Irrigation Systems
  • Send For Seed and Plant Catalogs
  • Mulch for Winter
  • Protect Tree Bark From Chewing Varmints

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