Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden


Harvest Organic Fruit in your Own Backyard

Growing different fruit trees is a passion of mine, but as yards and gardens shrink, many gardeners are reluctant to plant a fruit tree or two. You can grow your own orchard even if you have the smallest of gardens, and be sure to try growing several...
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Favorite or New Plant

St. John's Wort I wish more gardeners would grow St. John's Wort (Hypericum) in their landscapes. This shrub is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Protect Trees from Winter Breakage A heavy covering of snow on upright junipers and other conifers is potentially damaging. Snow can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Coax Your Orchid to Bloom
  • Keep Amaryllis Growing
  • Fresh Basil
  • Select Windbreak Trees
  • Check Southern Exposures

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