Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden

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Growing Herbs Indoors

Even though cold weather is here and it's a bit bleak outdoors, you can still enjoy fresh herbs indoors. You don't need a fancy greenhouse. There are many compact types of culinary herbs that can be grown in your home to provide fresh spicy flavor to...
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Resources

Web Finds

National Christmas Tree Association If you're in favor of an eco-friendly Christmas tree and not the fake kind, this National...

Clever Gardening Technique

Straighten Bent Spading Fork Tines An easy way to straighten bent tines on your spading fork is by driving a 2- to 3-foot-long,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Evergreen Trimmings
  • Avoid Salting the Snow and Ice
  • Check Soil Moisture Against Buildings
  • Prune Carefully
  • Inspect for Critter Damage

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