Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden

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Fall Watering Helps Plants Survive

During a recent trip across the mountains I was amazed at the lack of snow covering the Rockies. Normally snow is abundant this time of year. Even as I left the dry High Plains, it was evident that Mother Nature was being stingy with moisture....
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Resources

Books

Companion Planting You may have heard or read about companion planting and had your doubts. Here's a book that will...

Favorite or New Plant

American Bittersweet American bittersweet ( Celastrus scandens ) shines at this time of year, with its colorful fruits...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake Leaves as Needed
  • Dig Canna Plants
  • Prepare for Living Christmas Tree
  • Feed Wild Birds Regularly
  • Wrap Tree Trunks

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