Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden

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Protect Your Landscape Against Old Man Winter

Winter can wreak havoc in our yards and gardens, unbeknown to us as we stay cozy indoors. Extreme cold temperatures, drying winds, heavy snowstorms, fluctuations in temperatures, wildlife gnawing on plants, freezing and thawing that heaves perennials...
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Resources

Books

A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web Teaming with Microbes; A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web , by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne...

Favorite or New Plant

Redleaf Rose The beauty of redleaf rose ( Rosa glauca ) is its foliage -- blue-gray leaves on reddish stems --...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Dead Annuals
  • Finish Dividing Iris Clumps
  • Mow the Leaves
  • Add Organic Matter to the Vegetable Garden
  • Recycle Coffee Grounds

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