Western Mountains and High Plains

November, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Invasion of the Kudzu Bug

National News

If you live in the Southeastern or Mid-Atlantic states, you may find some unfamiliar insects congregating on the side of your house this fall, looking for places to shelter for the winter. If...

A New Twist with Celosia

Looking for something unusual for your flower garden next spring? Give a new twist to your plantings with Celosia 'Twisted'. This eye-catching variety of Celosia cristata features bright red,...

Go with Gojis

You may have heard the health benefits of goji (go-gee) berries touted of late. These bright orange-red berries, the fruits of the Asian shrub Lycium barbarum , as well as juice made from them,...

Stopping Stinkbugs

There's another relatively new introduced insect pest that's causing problems for both commercial agricultural growers and home gardeners. It's also a home-invading nuisance as it crawls into...

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In the Garden


Getting Roses Ready for Winter

As the winter season approaches, it's time to start thinking about getting your rose garden ready for its long winter's nap. Our climate can be tough on the queen of flowers. Many a rose bush has met its doom from the roller coaster fluctuations in...
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Favorite or New Plant

American Bittersweet American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) is a remarkable vine that's prized for its colorful...

Clever Gardening Technique

Straighten Bent Spading Fork Tines It's not unusual to bend the tines on your spading fork when digging in the garden to work the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Prune Roses Hard
  • Water Roses Over the Winter
  • Leave Carrots in the Ground
  • Clean Gutters and Downspouts
  • Protect Broadleaf Evergreens

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