Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


June, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Ambler Arboretum Tours, Temple Ambler Campus
In celebration of Temple University's 100th year, Ambler Arboretum Director Jenny Rose Carey will give summer evening tours from June to October. Dates are Tuesday, June 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Summer Solstice; Wednesday, July 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Summer Stroll; Thursday, August 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Beat the Heat; Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Late Bloomers; Sunday, October 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Fall Foliage. Tours (including a closing glass of wine) begin at the Ambler Campus Administration Building, Ambler, Pennsylvania. Tickets: $10 per person (Tickets are limited; pre-registration required). Contact 267-468-8001 or for details and registration.

Tool or Gardening Product

Soaker Hose
This hose has holes, cautioned the store clerk before ringing up my black, sponge-like soaker hose. It oozes water; doesn't carry it, she added. I said, yes, that's just what I want for a newly installed garden. Placing soaker hose within a foot of each plant will bring water to plant roots, exactly where it's needed. Lay the hose out in a serpentine fashion so it reaches every plant, dig a shallow trench, slide in the hose and completely cover with soil and mulch. Attach a regular garden hose to the end, turn on the water, and watch the soil darken as the water penetrates.


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