Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden


Growing Geraniums Year-Round

Now that killing frosts have brought the outdoor gardening season to an end, it's fun to reward yourself by growing some annuals indoors. Luckily, I was able to save a few of my favorite geraniums, and just a few weeks after placing them in a sunny,...
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Gardening in the West -2009 Calendar It's not too early to think about getting a 2009 gardening calendar for you, relatives, friends,...

Favorite or New Plant

Coral Bells The sprays of dainty bell-shaped flowers held high above the handsome foliage makes coral bells...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up Perennials
  • Leaf Disposal
  • Store Tender Bulbs
  • Prepare Tender Roses
  • Grow Bulb Gardens Indoors

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