Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Ample Harvest

National News

Did you count your blessings this Thanksgiving for a table set with a delicious feast? Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy such bounty. As a gardener, one way you can help...

Summer Jewels

Although winter is getting ready to extend its icy grip over much of the country, it's never too early to start dreaming about and planning for next summer's garden! And Salvia 'Summer Jewel...

Wild Ones

If you are interested in native plants and natural landscaping, it's time to go wild! Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organization that works to preserve biodiversity...

Climate Conscious Gardening

Thinking global, acting local is a motto that gardeners can follow to do their part to offset the effects of climate change. The Climate Conscious Gardener , part of the acclaimed series of...

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In the Garden


Fresh Potatoes for the Holiday Meal

As we sat down for the Thanksgiving meal, I had to reflect on how thankful I am for a good vegetable gardening year. What a treat to just take a few steps to the garden and harvest fresh spuds for the Thanksgiving feast. Nothing beats the fresh,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Alliums For outstanding blooms next year, plant ornamental flowering alliums now. They come in colors of...

Tool or Gardening Product

Crackle Glass Pear Fruit Fly Traps Fresh vegetables and fruits on the kitchen counter and table is highly recommended, but who likes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue to Rake Leaves
  • Protect Young Tree Trunks
  • Dig and Store Canna Roots
  • Put Out Fresh Bird Seed
  • Spruce Up Outdoor Pots

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