Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


October, 2009
Regional Report

Tool or Gardening Product

Deer Solution
Deer Solution is a 100% natural, food grade, cinnamon-scented deer repellent spray by Natural Pest Solution. The summer phlox and Begonia grandis sprayed in a busy deer-feeding spot remained untouched after two weeks. Other garden owners in the Philadelphia suburbs say it lasts at least 30 days unless there's rain. The company claims 90-day effectiveness on deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and squirrels. Active ingredients are cinnamon oil and salt. Inert ingredients are vinegar, guar gum, eggs, onion, water, coffee. Cost online: 64 ounces in RTU spray bottle $17.99; 12/case $216. 1 gal refill $24.99; 6/case $150.

Shows & Events

Pennsylvania Community Forest Conference, Oct. 22, 23
The Pennsylvania Community Forest Conference, takes place on Oct. 22 and 23, 2009, at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Topics include Reforesting Communities with Robert Lansdorf, Brandywine Conservancy; Sensible Planting Specifications with Dr. Bruce R. Fraedrich; Municipal Tree Leaders; Managing Natural Resources, TreeVitalize Watersheds; Mapping Tree Planting Activities on Google Earth; Exotic (and some not exotic) Wood Boring Insect Pests of Shade Trees; and a Tour of TreeVitalize Community Tree Plantings. For more information go to or call David Henry at 814-865-7541.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"