Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden


Easy Storage for Dahlia Tubers

Dahlias have been one of my favorite summer flowering bulbs since childhood. This year was a fantastic year for them at the old farmstead where I spent my summers. As I reflect on how I grew my dahlias this past year, there is only one thing I would...
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Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Cyclamen Cyclamen is an old-fashioned favorite flowering houseplant that likes the cool temperatures of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Decorate Empty Outdoor Pots Create a festive display in your empty outdoor containers and pots. Instead of leaving them bare,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sharpen and Lubricate Grass and Hedge Trimmers
  • Gather Up Seedling Trays
  • Plan Your Garden Indoors
  • Clean Rain Gutters
  • Keep Carrots Sweet

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