Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Scarecrow Stroll at the Idaho Botanical Garden
October is the time to view scarecrows at the Idaho Botanical Garden as it celebrates the season at the Fall Harvest Festival. Sleepy Hollow, Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web, and Good Night Gorilla are just some of the scarecrows on display.
Scarecrows can be viewed weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm (Tuesday from 9 am to dusk) and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm through the month of October. For additional information, visit

Favorite or New Plant

'Snow Angel' Coral Bells
If you have a maturing landscape with areas of dry shade, 'Snow Angel' coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea 'Snow Angel') makes a good groundcover. It grows in average loam to gravelly soils and is deer resistant, for the most part. Flower spikes of pinkish-red bells attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The lower growing mounds of green, broadly lobed leaves are marbled with a light cream variegation that adds interest to shady areas.


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