Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Hummingbird Festivals
Mark your calendar for September 11 for two terrific events. Find your way to Lake Jackson, TX, for the Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza. For more information, call (979) 480-0999, or visit the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Web site:

Banding demos, programs, food, and fun are on the agenda for the Folsom Hummingbird Festival at Mizell's Farms in Folsom, LA. For more information, call (985) 796-7309 .

Tool or Gardening Product

Super-Light Power Loppers
Fiskars scissors are famous, but the company's garden tools should be, too. Especially these loppers. Lighter than a pound but geared for cutting branches up to an inch in diameter, they do the job without wearing you out. Endorsed by the American Rose Society, they have teflon-coated blades. This must-have tool is black with orange handles -- easy to spot when you lay it down in the garden! Under $40.


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