Vertical gardening is perfect for growing veggies, such as peas and pole beans, that naturally want to climb. But they need your support.
Succulents, clustered together into a ball, make a striking living arrangement. Succulents come in many unique shapes, colors, textures and sizes and can add drama and interest to the décor of any room.
Building an in-ground fountain can be daunting. Skip the digging, and instead, create an easy container fountain with this simple step-by-step.
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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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