Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

December, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Christmas at the Montreal Botanical Garden
Celebrate Christmas at the Montreal Botanical Garden. From December 4, 2009 to January 3, 2010, the garden will be decorated for the holidays, including an enormous traditional Christmas tree made of hundreds of poinsettias. Escape the cold in the lush, warm greenhouses and walk the tranquil grounds. Check out the concerts on Saturdays and Sundays in December, too. For more information visit their Web site:

Tool or Gardening Product

Corona 7" Folding Razor Tooth Pruning Saw
I received a sample of Corona's 7-inch, Razor Tooth Pruning Saw and had occasion to use it right away on a tree I've been meaning to prune because the lower branches were rubbing against the roof of an outbuilding. The saw performed as advertised -- it was very sharp and easy to maneuver in a small space without gouging nearby branches. It folds and locks shut for safety and has a cushioned grip. It's a tool I'm sure I'll be using again and again.


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