Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden

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Rose Care Tips for Late Fall and Upcoming Winter

It happens every time this time of year: the questions about pruning back roses and putting the rose garden to bed for the winter. What we do in the now can make a significant impact on how well the rose garden will acclimate this fall and survive...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Holiday Cacti When it comes to bright and welcome color in fall and winter, the holiday cacti ( Schlumbergera...

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacuum Away Houseplant Pests Use a small, hand-held rechargeable vacuum cleaner to get rid of many unwanted houseplant pests....
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Garden Hose Handy for Late-Fall Watering
  • Don't Mow Your Lawn Too Short in the Fall
  • Keep Houseplants Away from Direct Heat
  • Cut Back Spent Flowers
  • Prune Out Damaged or Broken Branches

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