For gardeners and tea fans alike, growing your own herbal tea garden is an alternative to store-bought tea bags. Experiment with different flavor combinations for your own special tea.
Looking for a unique plant stand design to fit in front of just about any window? If you’re running out of room for houseplants, this A-frame plant stand can provide the space needed to add a few more to the collection.
Birds add life, sound and movement to a garden. Keep birds hydrated when you add a bird bath like this concrete version. Check out the DIY project and build a hydration station for your feathered friends.
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About the High Plains Region
The High Plains region runs through the Dakotas, western parts of Nebraska and Kansas, and to the panhandle of Oklahoma. The climate in the High Plains is perhaps more varied than any other climate in the United States. High elevations have bitter cold winters and short summers. Low elevation river valleys are milder and wetter. Rainfall averages to 40-50 inches a year. High winds and snowfall dictate the winter weather and snow may stay on the ground for a day, a week or all winter long. Spring happens suddenly, but so can a late spring snowfall. Summers are sunny, hot, dry, and short, with about 150 frost-free days. The High Plains were covered with prairie grasses for thousands of years before being cultivated, and the soils remain generally a sandy loam, clay loam or silt. Selecting eco-friendly, drought resistant plants will enrich gardens and landscapes.
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