Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


July, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

Home and Garden Information Center
The Clemson University Home and Garden Information Center site covers topics such as Landscape, Garden and Other Plants; Insects, Diseases and Other Problems; Food Safety and Preservation. The site is easy to navigate, and the information is clear, relevant, and concise. For example, the section about Less Toxic Insecticides explains available product types, their uses, pros and cons, and toxicity levels.

Tool or Gardening Product

Goserud V-Shaped Hoe
By far, my favorite gardening tool for more than a decade is the Goserud V-shaped Hoe. With creaky knees, I prefer to work standing up when possible. This long-handled tool with a sharp, 3-inch triangular blade enables me to easily weed between plants, refine an already cut bed edge, and cultivate precisely -- while on my feet. New models come in soft grip or with a leather band to reduce hand and wrist fatigue. An excellent value at $29.95. Order directly from the company at


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