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April, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Earth Day Activities
Temple University's Ambler Campus, Ambler, PA, is the site for EarthFest 2006 on Friday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. EarthFest promotes environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods, and practices to protect and preserve our environment. More than 80 exhibitors include the Philadelphia Zoo, Franklin Institute, the New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Science, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Kids Grow Expo. For details, e-mail:

Don your work gloves for Earth Day's Spring Spruce-Up on Sat. morning (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), April 22, at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road (Route 32), approximately 2.5 miles south of New Hope, PA. Volunteers will remove invasive plants, clean up, transplant, and maintain trails. Free lunch will be served. For details, call (215) 862-2924, or visit:, or e-mail:


Videos about Growing Roses
For information about planting, tending, and pruning roses, two videos are on my "must see" list. "Growing Good Roses" by Rayford Clayton Reddell, combines clear and practical rose growing instruction with a stroll through his exquisite rose collection in Petaluma, California. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's "For the Love of Roses - A Year in the Life of a Rosarian" starring Stephen Scanniello has an excellent segment about how to plant a rose.


Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Coleus Dipped in Wine"