Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden


Success with Holiday Plants

The holiday season comes alive with many flowering and fruiting plants, and many of them will last long after the holidays have become a memory if you are willing to give them some sensible care. Poinsettias Available in shades of red, pink,...
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Web Finds

Paul Ecke Poinsettias To learn about the world of poinsettias and the newest introductions, visit the Paul Ecke Ranch...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Christmas Tree Preservative Keep your freshly cut Christmas tree green and the needles supple by using this homemade...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Out Gutters and Eaves
  • Store Root Crops in the Ground
  • Mow High Before Winter
  • Protect Tender Shrubs
  • Winter Mulching

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