Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something New Under the Sun

National News

Coleus is great for adding bold, season-long color to garden beds and containers. And now you can get double the color in one easy "seed." Part of the Fuseables® line from Harris Seed, the new...

Arsenic and Old... Apple Juice?

Well, it's not old ladies spiking their homemade elderberry wine with arsenic, as they do in the classic play Arsenic and Old Lace, but it may be even more sinister. According to a new report...

Occupy Green/Red Chile

If you missed the opportunity to rally with protesters over corporate greed and economic inequality in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here's your chance to join a new movement. Only this...

Black Olive

It may sound like an addition to the appetizer tray, but this 2012 All-America Selections winner is a pepper, and an outstanding ornamental one at that. Although its fiery hot fruits are edible,...

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In the Garden


Keep Your Poinsettia Beyond the Holidays

Poinsettias are everywhere at this time of year! These red and green symbols of Christmas help us get into t the holiday spirit. A central American native that was harvested by the Aztecs for its red dye, the poinsettia was brought to the United States...
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Favorite or New Plant

Coral Embers Willow Brighten your winter landscape with Coral Embers willow (Salix alba ssp. vitellina...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Poinsettia Blooms as Cut Flowers Poinsettias make excellent cut flowers in arrangements. When you cut the stems they will bleed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Poinsettias Carefully
  • Use Evergreen Boughs to Decorate Outdoors
  • Check Summer Bulbs in Storage
  • Mulch Roses and Exposed Perennials
  • Evergreen Scraps Protect Plants

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