September, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

Science Now
Watch as a cucumber vine tendril waves, curls, and attaches itself to a bamboo pole in the video at How Cucumber Tendrils Curl. Quite fascinating. Harvard researchers have investigated Charles Darwin's theory about the curling tendril, explained its cellular design and mechanics, and suggest other uses for the spring-like process and structures.

Tool or Gardening Product

Floral Round Point Shovel
Sometimes a heavy digging shovel is more than we need for the job. The light. long-handled, small-bladed floral shovel is just right for digging in tight spaces and transplanting small plants and shrubs. The blade is 8 1/4 inches from top to point and 6 inches wide. The hardwood handle is 42 inches. Online price is $29.75.

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