Mid-Atlantic

July, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

GROWING GREEN at the National Arboretum
Celebrate families and children gardening together at the GROWING GREEN families and children's festival at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. Saturday, July 11 will be an afternoon of family and child-friendly activities, workshops, and getting dirty at the Washington Youth Garden festival. With music, light food, and take-home projects! $5 children, $10 adults. Proceeds benefit programming at Washington Youth Garden and City Blossoms.

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Gardening Hand Creams
We gardeners can use all the help we can get in the hand and general skin care department. I must say that it was bossie's black-splotches-on-white jar with MOO that caught my eye at the hardware store counter. Now I keep tubes of Udderly SMOOth Udder Cream in the van and car for a quick moisture treatment at stoplights and between jobs. The cream is light, greaseless, soothing. Online at uddercream.com -- a 4 oz. tube is $2.75; 12 oz. jars (make great gifts) start at $5.75. Bag Balm in the green and red tin and tub is tops for overnight use on feet, hands, elbows. It's a bit greasy but has ingredients that heal chapped, abraded, cut, or damaged skin. Available at hardware, drug, and pet stores and tack shops. Around $8 to $10. A little goes along way so a tin can last many months.

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