Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


June, 2007
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Where to Recycle Pots
This year several nurseries in the Philadelphia area are recycling used, washed containers. Carolyn's Shade Garden takes size 200 (round, 6-inches tall, 6-inches diameter), 4-inch square (5 inches tall), and 5 inches square (6 inches tall). Inquire at:

Point Phillip Perennials in Danielsville, Pennsylvania, takes all sizes up to and including gallons. Inquire at:

Black Creek Greenhouses in East Earl, Pennsylvania, takes 4-inch to 6-inch production pots. Call (717) 446-5046.

Groff's in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania, takes all sizes plus trays. Inquire at: (717) 529-2249, or

Rob Broekhuis in Allentown, Pennsylvania, takes all sizes. Visit:

Russell Gardens Wholesale Nursery in Churchville, Pennsylvania, takes 2-quart pots. Call (215) 322-4799.

Shows & Events

Garden Conservancy Open Days
The Garden Conservancy is dedicated to preserving exceptional American gardens for public education and enjoyment. Open Days are opportunities to visit gorgeous private gardens and contribute to the conservancy effort. Cost is usually $5 per garden or per day. Sites in New Jersey: Bergen County - Aug. 11; Essex County - Sept. 8; Monmouth County - June 23; Morris County - Aug. 11. In Pennsylvania: Bucks County - Aug. 3, 4; Philadelphia - Sept. 21, 22. For info, visit:


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