Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden


Grow A Sweet Potato Vine

For the past few months I have been honing my skills in the kitchen. With all the produce from the garden, there is plenty to eat fresh and put away in the freezer. A plentiful harvest of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beets, and potatoes has kept me busy...
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Favorite or New Plant

Perennial Flax The delicate narrow, bluish-green foliage of perennial flax (Linum perenne) provides an airy...

Clever Gardening Technique

Test Your Garden Soil Now is an excellent time to do a soil test from your garden. A reliable soil test will tell you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Geraniums
  • Avoid Pruning Rose Bushes
  • Make Homemade Cider
  • Plant Fragrant Tulips
  • Shred Fallen Leaves

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