Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Climate Friendly Gardening

National News

While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...

Broccoli for Healthy Babies

Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...

Glamorous Kale

Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...

Clear the Air with Houseplants

Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...

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In the Garden


Spring Blooms Ease Winter Blahs

It may seem like "forcing an issue" to even suggest having crocus, hyacinths, tulips and daffodils blooming indoors in winter. Indoor bulb gardening is just that, giving Mother Nature some help to make spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom ahead of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Florist's Cyclamen One of my late aunt's favorite houseplants for fall and winter bloom was the cyclamen. It is also...

Tool or Gardening Product

Straighten Bent Fork Tines When digging in the garden in the fall to work the soil and add compost, it is not unusual to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Depending upon your area, it's time to apply mulch
  • Clear away tall grasses and weeds from around trees
  • Keep a watch on newly planted landscape plants
  • Prolong cyclamen blooms
  • Plant amaryllis now

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