Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2005
Regional Report

Web Finds

Science For Families
By now the cherubs have been out of school nearly a week, there's still a few days before those gifts can be open, and they're bored. It's likely the weather will cooperate and you can set them up with a project like the one on the All Info About Science for Families Web site. Start a new tradition this year and decorate a tree in the garden with these pinecone feeders and sliced fruit, a string of cranberries, and ears of corn.

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Loop Handle Bypass Pruners
If you're tired of pruners that are too big for your hands, try these. They cut very easily, with PTFE coating on the blades that resist rust. The 8-inch blade cuts up to 5/8-inch-diameter plant materials with no strain on your hands. Easy to grip and small enough to carry around in a pocket or pouch, the pruners are a quality garden tool for less than $25.


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