Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
New Award-Winning Christmas Melon
Its only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...
Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes
Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...
New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew
Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...
Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers
Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...
In the Garden
Homeowners in rural and suburban parts of the region my find their landscaping efforts thwarted by hungry deer, especially at this time of year. Deer damage can occur all year long, but late fall and into the winter seems to be more pronounced. The...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Dispelling a Garden Myth about Poinsettias Many local media sources will pick up the garden myth of the season: beware that poinsettias are...
Favorite or New Plant
Virginia Creeper Vine Virginia creeper ( Parthenocissusds quinquefolila ), also called woodbine, makes a striking...
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- Keep Poinsettias Cool
- Water Holiday Plants Carefully
- Check Outdoor Faucets
- Dispose of Tourist Bugs
- Dig Planting Hole for Live Christmas Tree