Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

Palm Perfect
An especially passionate group of gardeners are the palm people. The International Palm Society has a wealth of information for anyone interested in this fascinating plant group. Their Web site has an entire page of links to IPS affiliate groups, many located in our region.

Tool or Gardening Product

Revolver 9-Pattern Spray Gun
This excellent hose-end trigger sprayer comes from the people who invented the water breaker. That same Dramm technology changed the way we water. (Remember when you discovered there was a screw-on device that changed a water blast into a gentle stream for watering plants?) There have always been a variety of nozzles that would mist, or even blast the dirt off the patio by turning a dial. Unfortunately for those of us who like the convenience of a multipurpose tool, most of those were of poor quality. The Dramm revolver features a die-cast metal valve, reinforced fiberglass lever, and a comfortable, ergonomic grip. Available in red, orange, purple, and yellow, it won't get lost in the hedge, either.


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