Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Planning for Spring in Winter

It may seem like I'm forcing an issue to suggest spring blooms in the dead of winter. But indoor bulb gardening is just that, giving Mother Nature a little nudge to make spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom in January and February. You can have...
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Web Finds

Cornell Composting If you're a gardener who likes to compost garden waste, this Cornell Composting Web site has...

Clever Gardening Technique

Build a Straw Bale Compost Bin Contain your compost pile with bales of straw to help hold in moisture, add high-carbon material,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Young Fruit Trees
  • Cut Back Perennials
  • Water Evergreens
  • Bathe Houseplants
  • Mulching Roses After Soil Freezes

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