Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden

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Holiday Plants For a Festive Season

Tis the season when we often receive a gift of a colorful flowering plant. It may be a traditional poinsettia or a Christmas cactus that will add cheerful color to the interior landscape. Can you keep these houseplant guests alive through the holidays?...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Kalanchoe When it comes to striking dark green foliage and iridescent blooms, it's hard to beat a kalanchoe...

Books

Houseplant Survival Manual A Complete Houseplant Survival Manual by Barbara Pleasant (Workman Publishing Co., 2005;...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Raking Leaves
  • Provide Extra Protection to Sprinkler Boxes
  • Prevent Gnat Invasion
  • Clean Bird Feeders
  • Decorate Outdoor Planters

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