Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Christmas Melon

National News

It?s only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...

Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes

Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...

New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew

Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...

Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers

Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...

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In the Garden


Protecting the Landscape from Deer Damage

Homeowners in rural and suburban parts of the region my find their landscaping efforts thwarted by hungry deer, especially at this time of year. Deer damage can occur all year long, but late fall and into the winter seems to be more pronounced. The...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Dispelling a Garden Myth about Poinsettias Many local media sources will pick up the garden myth of the season: beware that poinsettias are...

Favorite or New Plant

Virginia Creeper Vine Virginia creeper ( Parthenocissusds quinquefolila ), also called woodbine, makes a striking...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Poinsettias Cool
  • Water Holiday Plants Carefully
  • Check Outdoor Faucets
  • Dispose of Tourist Bugs
  • Dig Planting Hole for Live Christmas Tree

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