Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden


Tulips greet those who plan ahead

When snowstorms linger into late March and April, cabin fever sets in, and we can't seem to wait any longer for the return of spring and a rainbow of colorful tulips. Now is the time to plan ahead for those flowers, while the weather is still mild and...
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Web Finds

Bulb.com Fall is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs. Bulb.com is a website that has lots of...

Favorite or New Plant

Saffron crocus Most of us are familiar with the traditional crocuses that emerge in late winter to early spring....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare to store tender summer bulbs
  • Be on the watch for firewood pests
  • Patch lawn with sod
  • Clean birdbaths
  • Containerize leftover bulbs

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