Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2006
Regional Report


Making Wreaths
Making Classic Wreaths: Designing and Creating for All Occasions, by Ed Smith (Prolific Impressions, Inc., 2004; $12.95), is a great book that features easy-to-follow instructions for the beginning wreathmaker and even the seasoned crafter. You will also be inspired by the ideas for wreaths to decorate the different seasons.

Clever Gardening Technique

Dusting Fuzzy-Leaved Houseplants
To keep your fuzzy-leaved houseplants tidy and clean, you can safely dust the foliage with a baby's hairbrush. It will gently remove accumulations of pet hair, dander, and dust. The brush is gentle enough to use on purple passion plant, African violets, and other members of the Gesneriad family.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"