Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden


Get Your Lawn in Shape

Autumn, with crisp morning air and warm days, is one of the best times to get the lawn in shape for the winter and next year. My lawn took it hard this year with the hot, dry and windy conditions that stressed the turf. Despite all this, cooler...
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Shows & Events

Scarecrow Stroll at the Idaho Botanical Garden October is the time to view scarecrows at the Idaho Botanical Garden as it celebrates the season...

Favorite or New Plant

'Snow Angel' Coral Bells If you have a maturing landscape with areas of dry shade, 'Snow Angel' coral bells (Heuchera...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lookout for Invaders
  • Plant Garlic
  • Plant Deer-Resistant Bulbs
  • Reduce Pests and Diseases
  • Check Woody Plants

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