Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Mid-Atlantic

October, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Autumn's Colors at Longwood Gardens
Enjoy the seasonal display throughout the grounds as autumn progresses. This is a terrific way to learn about new plants to consider adding to your own landscape, or just to take a leisurely stroll about the gardens and savor the seasonal changes. For visitor information, go to: http://www.longwoodgardens.org/ScheduleOfEvents/ScheduleOfEvents.htm

Tool or Gardening Product

Ultra Grow Planter Insert
This intriguing gizmo is so much fun to play with. It promises to help balance soil moisture and air circulation within a container to encourage healthier roots and healthier plants. I am using some free samples to informally experiment with several different sizes of containers and plants with differing watering preferences. A beginning gardener will probably appreciate the initial ease of use and the assistance with avoiding accidental overwatering, while an advanced gardener will doubtless enjoy second-guessing the number of drainage holes to open or close as suggested at the Web site. For more details, visit: http://www.modernhausdesigngroup.com/ug.htm

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