May, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors and Graduates
ACHLA Designs, a supplier of home and garden accents, has established a scholarship fund for high school seniors and high school graduates pursuing careers in horticulture, nursery management and landscape services. Two scholarships of $2,500 per year for up to four years will be awarded for 2013.
Visit www.achla.com to download application forms and information on submission deadlines/requirements. Email Achla Madan at achlabmadan@achla.com for additional details.

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Thermometer
We veggie gardeners can use all the help possible in light of the fluctuating weather. Soil (not air) temperature is key to starting seeds successfully. Cold soil can rot seeds of warm-weather plants (cucumbers, beans, melons, summer squash). Using a waterproof digital soil thermometer for accurate soil temperature is smart and economical. Prices range from $7 to $60.

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