Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Vegetables and Fruits for a Healthy Heart

National News

It may not be news that both genes and diet can play a role in the health of your heart. But which is more important? A new study suggests that a diet high in fruits and veggies, especially raw...

Watermelon Wonders

Here's more good news about keeping your heart healthy, especially for gardeners. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon reduced plasma...

Spoiled Rotten?

All those fruits and vegetables won't do our bodies any good if they spoil before we actually eat them. While produce picked fresh from the garden is best in taste and nutrients, we can't always...

Fresh, Local, and Purple for Health

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap nutritionally of late. But when they are not fried in buckets of oil or mashed with gobs of butter and cream, they are actually quite healthful veggies. They are a...

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In the Garden


Coping with a Fall Snowstorm

When a heavy, wet snowstorm blows in during late October, damage is imminent to deciduous trees, still draped with leaves in fall splendor. Those trees that are not structurally sound are even more vulnerable. During a recent fall snowstorm, one of...
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Web Finds

International Society of Arboriculture The International Society of Arboriculture promotes professionalism in tree care, certifies...

Clever Gardening Technique

Safe Snow Removal Structurally sound trees and evergreens are generally equipped to deal with snow accumulation,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Care of Garden Tools
  • Protect Wooden Handles
  • Clean Floating Row Covers
  • Water Landscape Plants Deeply
  • Continue Harvesting

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