Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


November, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Wreath Workshops
Celebrate the holidays with handmade wreaths for friends and yourself. Look for workshops at your local public gardens, arboretums, nurseries, garden clubs, horticultural centers, and recreation centers. In New Hope, Pennsylvania, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve at 1635 River Road has wreathmaking workshops on Sat., Dec. 9 and Sun., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon. Non-members: $42; Preserve members: $38. Fee includes all materials. Pre-registration required by Thursday, December 7. Call (215) 862-2924, or visit:

Clever Gardening Technique

Leaf Blower For Cleaning
About now, my minivan is cluttered with bark nuggets, mulch, leaves, soil, and branches. There's debris under seats and in every nook and cranny -- beyond eye's and arm's reach. My mechanic suggested opening the van doors and carefully aiming the leaf blower. It works! Bits and pieces fly out -- including loose papers, so remove them beforehand. It took me several tries to get the hang of strategically directing the air tube. Now that the van's clean, I'm ready to blow out corners of the tool shed.


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