Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


Evergreens Shed Their Leaves Too

It's been a colorful show from the deciduous trees and shrubs, and now the leaves are falling. But have you noticed your evergreens lately? The 60-year-old spruce at the old farmstead is displaying subtle changes, too. There's a distinctive browning...
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Web Finds

Rosy Dawn Gardens If you like coleus as much as I do, you'll enjoy Rosy Dawn Gardens . You'll discover an...

Favorite or New Plant

'America' Climbing Rose 'America' is a dependable climbing rose with a wonderful clove-like fragrance. The handsome...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant for Indoor Winter Blooms
  • Harvest Tender Bulbs
  • Mulch Root Vegetables
  • Put Leaves to Use
  • Inspect Returning Plants

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