Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

November, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Garven Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights
Holiday light displays can bring out the child in all of us, but why not add to the pleasure by seeing them as part of a 210-acre botanical garden set on a wooded peninsula on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas! Garvin Woodland Gardens, maintained by the University of Arkansas School of Architecture, illuminates 14 of its acres with over a million lights turned on daily from 5 to 9 p.m., from November 18 until December 31, 2006, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day when the gardens are closed. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages five and younger. For more info, call (800) 366-4664, or go to

Tool or Gardening Product

West County Gardener Waterproof Gloves
One of my early New Year's resolutions is to work more outside in the garden this winter. Long underwear, fleece jacket, and insulated footware are ready, but my cold hands worry me, especially since I broke an already damaged finger this summer. I need gloves with which I can still maintain dexterity, yet have my hands be warm and dry. After looking through several catalogs and Web sites, I chose a pair of West County Gardener Waterproof Gloves ( purchased from Gardener's Supply ( These gloves feature three-layer construction with a tough synthetic outer shell, an inner layer of thermal brushed nylon, and a waterproof breathable membrane as the middle layer.

The outer shell includes 4-way stretch nylon for dexterity plus reinforced fingertips, as well as adjustable, extra-tall, neoprene cuff, and polyurethane suede padded palm with gripper dots to grasp tools. The gloves are available in both men's and women's sizes and are machine washable.


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