Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


The Showy Attributes of Porcelain Vine

It won't be long before a hard frost hits my garden and this year's deciduous vines lose their leaves and their fruits shrivel up. For now, though, it's time to enjoy their beauty. The vines' foliage and fruit make them a necessity in the landscape,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fall Anemones It's easy to overlook the little mounds of green foliage of anemones in the spring, but you will...

Clever Gardening Technique

Compost Bin of Made of Straw If you're really serious about making more compost out of garden refuse, it's relatively easy to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep on Mowing
  • Pumpkin Care
  • Cricket Patrol
  • Prepare Poinsettia for Re-Flowering
  • Protect Vegetables from Hard Freezes

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