Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden

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Feeding The Wild Birds in Winter

When cold winter winds blow through the landscape, the presence of colorful wild birds will bring your yard back to life. How can you invite birds to your landscape for a bite to eat? What do they eat? You don't need a degree in ornithology to...
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Resources

Books

Hardy Perennials Hardy Perennials: A Complete Guide To Care and Cultivation , by Richard Bird (Sterling...

Favorite or New Plant

Crown of Thorns Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns) is truly a unique, intriguing, and decorative houseplant. It...
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Regional Reminders

  • Decorate with Evergreen Prunings
  • Water Poinsettia Carefully
  • Mulch with Evergreen Cuttings
  • Prune Out Diseased Branches
  • Check Houseplants

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