Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes for Small Spaces

National News

More and more gardeners are producing crops of tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables in containers. Whether on a balcony in an urban setting, taking advantage of a sunny driveway in a shady suburban...

Power up Garlic's Pungency

Garlic's pungent odor may be great for warding off vampires, but it is also an indication of its healthfulness. Allicin is one of the main sulfur compounds in garlic that is responsible not only...

Tools for Women

One size fits all may be fine for some things, but not when it comes to garden tools. According to Ann Adams, co-founder of Green Heron Tools, most garden and agricultural tools were designed with...

Ecological Pest Management Made Easy

Want to know what biorational controls to use to deal with codling moths in your apples? How about under what trade names the microbial pesticide Bt is sold? Wondering if a pesticide is OMRI...

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In the Garden


Plants for Gift Giving

Those who like to garden are natural born givers. We share cuttings from our houseplants, give perennial divisions to friends and neighbors, donate plants to garden clubs and give plants during the holiday season. If living plants are on your gift list...
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Favorite or New Plant

Indoor Amaryllis This large bulb is readily available now and is a welcome gift for the gardening-challenged. It...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Christmas Tree Preservative Keep your holiday tree green and safe with this homemade "Christmas tree preservative": It's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare ahead for a living Christmas tree
  • Place holiday plants safely
  • Clean garden tools
  • Increase humidity
  • Mulch bulbs

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