Picture Snob

June 30, 2009

Green Light Organic Neem II - A Safe Insecticide

418oWzd8ulL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Neem Oil with Pyrethrin, which is made from chrysanthemums, can be safely used in vegetable gardens, fruit & nut trees & ornamentals. It provides immediate control of ants, aphids, mealy bugs, spider mites, and those pesky cucumber beetles who wreck my melons and cuke plants.

At Green Light Organic Neem II - 24 oz Spray #07824

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 29, 2009

Esschert Design Stain Steel Shovel--A Trowel to Last Years

21RtMcX5zML._SL500_AA190_.jpg

Stainless Steel Small Hand Shovel features a comfortable wooden handle and leather loop for hanging when not in use. Simple and durable, this is a tool you always need at hand.

At Esschert Design Stain Steel Shovel

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 26, 2009

PATCH PERFECT GRASS

51O7RcModaL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
If you are going crazy trying to get grass to grow in that high traffic area or the place where the dog dug up, try Patch PerfectTM. This grass grows in the harshest conditions. Fast-growing fertilizer surrounds each seed to soak up and retain water. Even sprouts in extreme cold or heat. Quickly cover bare spots in shady sections. Each 2 lb. bag covers 100 sq. ft.

At PATCH PERFECT GRASS

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 25, 2009

Fiskars Softtouch Pruning Snip Helps Shape Growth and Cut Deadheads

3150CYNS4CL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
The softouch micro-tip pruning snip from Fiskars is designed to snip away delicate tips of flowers and foliage while giving you a comfortable grip and fit. The 1-1/2-inch blade is made of rust-resistant stainless steel and was designed for the precision trimming and shaping of flowers and small plants. It is great for pruning deadheads and growing shoots, is lightweight and easy to handle. The tool includes a limited lifetime warranty. The packaging includes some useful tips for proper floral pruning techniques.

At Fiskars 9921 Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snip

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 24, 2009

Arabica Coffee Bean An Exotic, Interesting Plant

41yEp7UDz5L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Try your hand at growing a coffee plant. This plant grows to the height of 2-3 feet. The leaves of the coffee are lustrous dark green with lighter underside. The white coffee flower has a scent resembling jasmine. The coffee berries are cherry-sized and green at first, turning dark red later on. The coffee tree requires temperature of 65-80 degrees F. so it can be put outside in the summer and brought inside in the winter. An interesting conversation piece and lovely to look at.

At Arabica Coffee Bean Plant - 4" pot - SAVE*

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 23, 2009

Decorative Olive Tree for Patio, Sunny Window, or Yard

61UrY8CAwoL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

The olive is an attractive evergreen tree that can grow 30 feet tall and 30 feet wide. However, it usually grows short and stubby (20' x 20'). As a house or patio plant size can be controlled as needed. The leaves are a grayish-green with a silvery underside that makes an interesting landscape accent. The tree is easy to grow and will tolerate many soil types, but prefers the soil to be well drained. It is cold tolerant to around 10*F. The olive has a history almost as long as that of Western civilization and is an interesting addition to any landsape.

At 1 Olive Tree

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 22, 2009

Sparehand Decorative Solar Light - Hummingbird, Butterfly, Dragonfly

41KSdJ5XJCL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Lovely images shine in the garden. This WHITE color solar light comes with butterfly, dragonfly, and humming bird. During the day, they are beautiful decoration for your garden. At night, the bright white LED light will shine the butterfly, dragonfly, and hummingbird like jewelry. Assembled hight is 32" each.

At SpareHand Set Of 3 - Decorative Solar Light - Hummingbird, Butterfly, Dragonfly

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 19, 2009

Moonrays Solar Powered Mosaic Glass Ball Garden Accent

21alKL-dzjL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

The beautiful mosaic pattern of this unique solar light adds color to your garden during the day, helping to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. At night, the glass ball glows. Mosaic glass ball, fuschia, yellow, and green. White LED light. Rechargeable NiCd battery

At CCI Moonrays 91230 Solar Powered Mosaic Glass Ball Garden Accent

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 18, 2009

Sunforce 86115 Solar Garden Lights Show the Way

41xiNJbkqML._SL500_AA280_.jpg
The Sunforce Solar Garden Light provide light to any garden or backyard using the power of the sun. No wiring needed! . The lights automatically turn on at night, and charge during the day. Put them along a garden path or light the way to the front door. No need for a flashlight or expensive outdoor lighting.

At Sunforce 86115 Solar Garden Lights pack of 10

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 17, 2009

Westinghouse Solar Mosaic Garden Lights

41SqJAY+6mL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

The picture doesn't really do justice to these four colored solar lights whose bright colors change from red to green to blue and purple! Very lovely accent for the yard or garden, and relaxing to watch.

  • Sun Powered - sunlight recharges fixture by day, lights automatically at night.
  • Costs nothing to operate - one 600 mAh Ni-Cd battery included per light.
  • Long lasting - illuminates up to 8 hours with full charge.
  • Spectrum color changing light. Mosaic glass lens.
  • Includes 4 lights.
At Westinghouse Solar Mosaic Garden Lights
Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 16, 2009

Fox Farm Soil Nutrient Trio All Season Fertilizer


512R193XVNL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

You will appreciate denser vegetative growth, bigger blooms, and tastier fruits and vegetables with Fox Farm's Big Bloom, Grow Big, and Tiger Bloom in one convenient package. This trio of fast-acting fertilizers will provide balanced, high quality nutrition for plants in soil gardens from the start to the finish. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Hydro for Hunger initiative.

At Fox Farm Soil Nutrient Trio - Quarts

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 15, 2009

GroWorks Kneeling Pad Easy on the Knees

31J+DFktF7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
This kneeling pad can save wear and tear on your knees and your pants. The top surface is constructed of EVA foam which is soft and comfortable while the bottom shell is a hard surface, allowing the pad to move, swivel and rotate freely on any surface. Molded handle for easy carrying and hanging.

At GroWorks Kneeling Pad

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 12, 2009

7 Million Live Beneficial Nematodes-Kills over 230 Harmful Bugs

613d1EehFVL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

If your plants start to droop and wilt but have plenty of water, these beneficial nematodes may be the answer. They work on soil dwelling and wood boring insects which are hard to see.

  • These microscopic insects will seek out and destroy over 230 kinds of harmful insects, including cutworms, armyworms, rootworms, weevils, grubs, fungus gnat larvae, and many more.

  • They are completely safe for people, pets, and the environment, and are compatible with other beneficial insects.

  • Beneficial nematodes are shipped live in the box

  • They are completely compatible with beneficial insects such as ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantids and do not harm earthworms.

  • They are completely safe for people, pets, and the environment

At 7 Million Live Beneficial Nematodes-Kills over 230 Bugs

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 11, 2009

Rain Bird Landscape Dripline System Starter Kit Watering Made Easy

31rgFPoKk5L._SL500_AA200_.jpg

If watering your garden is becoming a burden or you're using too much water, this kit can fix the problem. All-In-One Drip System waters a 75 square foot area. The Gardener┬┐s Kit installs easily without digging and without requiring any plumbing skills. Precise watering for healthy, beautiful landscaping. Attaches easily to your outside faucet. Includes multi-function Faucet Connection Kit. Takes care of regulating pressure, filtering sediment and preventing backflow -- the three essentials to make a drip system work efficiently. Easy to cut and connect. Conforms to your landscaped area. Provides everything you need

At Rain Bird Landscape Dripline System Gardener's Drip Starter Kit

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 10, 2009

Espoma Organic Bio-Tone Plant Starter - 10 oz Liquid #BTS10

51eFCfCWg1L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
If you have some plants that aren't flourishing and like to stay organic, you should try a soil amendment like Bio-tone Starter. It is a liquid concentrate containing thousands of living microbes to help promote faster plant establishment, deeper roots, and a superior soil structure. No genetic engineering is involved in making Bio-tone┬┐ Starter. It is easy to use and goes a long way as you mix a couple of tablespoons to a gallon of water and gently pour around the languishing plants.

At Espoma Organic Bio-Tone Plant Starter - 10 oz Liquid #BTS10

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 9, 2009

Gilmour 996D Pattern Master Impulse Sprinkler for irregular areas

410BmSk2o1L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
This sprinkler has good reviews and I am going to try it. My sprinkler is always hitting the house and this sprinkler is supposed to be programed to shorten or lengthen its spray as you wish. Once it's programmed for a custom watering pattern, it repeats that pattern every time. It can water virtually any shape lawn without wasting water on fences and driveways. With full rotation control, watering just about any obstacle course of a lawn is possible! Best of all, they say its impact-resistant, rustproof polymer construction which it might last for a few years.

At Gilmour 996D Pattern Master Impulse Sprinkler

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 8, 2009

Gaiam Kitchen Compost Bucket An easy way to gather compostables

51Y796uD2QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

If you have a compost pile or want to start one, this is a good beginning. It takes garden and kitchen waste and stores them, keeping them odor free with a carbon filter, until you are ready to take the filled bucket outside to the compost pile. It is light and easy to carry when full and easily washable. You can also use Biobags which make it simple to empty and clean. No odors!
At Gaiam Kitchen Compost Bucket - Large - Green (9.6 Quart)

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 5, 2009

Aqua Globes Glass Plant Watering Bulbs Keep Plants Alive

51R+LW8GnJL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
If you're heading out for summer break and worry about your house plants, this watering bulb should put your mind at ease. It waters slowly as needed for up to two weeks. Try them on hanging plants and on the patio and enjoy your vacation.

At Aqua Globes Glass Plant Watering Bulbs - 2 Pack #AG011706

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 4, 2009

Duraco MAYAN21TC/3945 Plant Container

41J53JCW90L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Duraco's Mayan planter gives you nine planting areas to create a unique arrangement of flowers or herbs. The center pocket is 10 inches in diameter to accommodate a large plant; there are also four round pockets measuring 4 inches in diameter and four 6-inch. With its unique adobelike appearance, this durable plastic planter is perfect for the patio, deck or sunny room. Fill it with cacti, grow a complete herb garden, have it brimming with flowers.


At Duraco MAYAN21TC/3945 Plant Container

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

AeroGrow AeroGarden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit - All in one indoor growers delight

51nhCytPscL._AA280_.jpg

Don't have room for a outdoor garden, but love to grow things? This AeroGrow's AeroGarden garden kit makes it easy to cultivate herbs and vegetables in an energy-efficient, organic-based environment right in the kitchen. This kit includes everything the indoor farmer needs: a preseeded bio-dome grow pod, two daylight-spectrum bulbs, nutrients, and a helpful tending and harvesting guide complete with recipes. Just follow the simple instructions to set up, and the growing process starts immediately, with germination occurring within 24 hours and a mature plant that is ready faster than if grown in soil. The AeroGarden system monitors itself to create ideal growing conditions for each plant and alerts you when it's time to add more water and nutrients. No dirt or natural light is needed. What could be simpler?


At AeroGrow AeroGarden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 3, 2009

Orange Guard Water Based Indoor/Outdoor Home Pest Control - Safe and Made from Oranges

412LjCDU9FL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

  • Orange Guard kills insects fast on contact
  • Kills and repels ants, roaches, silverfish, fleas and other insect pests for weeks.
  • You can even spray it on kitchen counters and on pets' bedding
  • For use around Food, Humans, and Pets
  • OMRI Certified
Orange Guard is a water based indoor/outdoor insecticide that may be used around food, humans and pets. Made from d-Limonene (orange peel extract) and inert ingredients, Orange Guard is EPA-registered and now available to consumers. Works naturally on ants, fire ants, roaches, fleas, silverfish, aphids, spider mites, leaf hoppers, scale insects, and other insect pests. I'm going to try it on the cucumbers and melon plants in the garden to protect them from the striped cucumber beetle which has hammered my plants the last two years. Hhhhmmmm. Might also try it on the dog's bed.

At Orange Guard Water Based Indoor/Outdoor Home Pest Control - 32 oz Spray #103

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 2, 2009

Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer Turns Itself Off

61LI3mMudxL._SL500_AA280_.gif.jpeg

I've used this water meter for years. It's cheap; it shuts off automatically. Measures gallons or approximate minutes. The dial can be set for automatic shut off at any point up to 700 gallon or 4 hours. Includes manual On Off settings. Attaches to faucet, hose, or sprinkler. I use it particularly when trying to keep seed beds wet. The automatic shut off let's me go my way without having to come back and shut the faucet off.

At Gilmour Group 9200DIB Do it Water Timer

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 1, 2009

Picotee Ranunculus - 10 Bulbs - Size 7+cm

51PWT4BMEHL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Ranunculus are easy to grow provide lovely color for your flower bed. Early summer is not to late to plant them and if your winters are reasonably mild, they will come back year after year. You can also use them in flower pots and window boxes.

  • Full flowered Tecolote ranunculus are bred for brilliant silky petals and extra large blooms.
  • Grow 18" tall, ideal for containers and borders.
  • Vibrant, long lasting cut flowers. Easy to grow, not fussy.
  • Grown at the Carlsbad Flowers Fields, these bulbs are the largest size commercially available.
  • Performs best in full sun. Hardy in growing zones 8-11, elsewhere grow as an annual.

At Picotee Ranunculus - 10 Bulbs - Size 7+cm

Marilyn Renaker Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking
Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email

Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

Archives

EcoPire


Powered by
Movable Type 6.3
All items Copyright © 1999-2016 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy