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August 31, 2009

Green Arbor Kids Watering Can Kit


A great gift to get the kids involved in gardening. The easy to follow instructions come in the form of a coloring book.

  • Contains "guaranteed to germinate" a Ferry-Morse seed packet and Jiffy peat pellets for growing success!
  • Cute galvanized watering can is a usable gardening tool for many years to come!
  • Easy to understand instructions for even the youngest novice gardener!

At Green Arbor Kids Watering Can Kit

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August 28, 2009

Strathwood Copper Finish Hose Pot

Keep your hose out of the way and untangled with this attractive hose pot.

  • Artistic hose pot keeps garden hose neatly coiled and hidden

  • Copper deepens with age to a warm golden patina

  • Rubber-lined hole allows end of hose to protrude for attaching to spigot

  • New for 2009--three drainage holes keep it from filling with water

At Strathwood Copper Finish Hose Pot

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August 27, 2009

Squirrel Baffle Keeps Squirrels out of your Bird Feeder


We got a bird feeder which closes when a squirrel tries to get on the perch, but it doesn't stop squirrels from climbing the pole and knocking the seed on the ground which then keeps them and their friends coming back for more. This baffle wraps around the pole and keeps them from climbing it and solves the problem! Allows more bird watching and less squirrel chasing.

At Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle, 18" Black

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August 26, 2009

Cilantro Organic Heirloom Seeds for Mexican, Indian and Thai dishes


Cilantro is easy to grow, grows quickly and is used in Mexican and Asian food, especially salsas. Plant several successions. As the mature plants go to seed you get coriander used in Indian and Thai food. With salt and pepper coriander makes a nice rub for lamb. The next planting will provide all the cilantro you need throughout the growing season. A great little plant with many uses and can be grown indoors easily.

At Cilantro Certified Organic Heirloom Seeds 200 Seeds

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August 25, 2009

Fiskars Phone and Garden Pocket carries what you need to the garden

You can wear this garden pocket around your waist or over your shoulder while you work in the garden. It holds a cell phone, and has separate pockets for sunglasses, clippers and other items you might need. The pockets are padded to prevent damage. The bottom is made of strong plastic mesh that lets moisture evaporate. You avoid walking back and forth from the house to the garden when you hear the phone or to get the clippers. Carry it all with this convenient garden pocket.

At Fiskars Phone and Garden Pocket

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August 24, 2009

Hound Dog Weed Hound lets you weed standing up.

If the bending and kneeling of weeding is making your back ache and knees sore, try this stand up weeder.

  • Pulls weeds by roots quickly and easily
  • Durable steel construction and rustproof finishes for long-lasting wear
  • Long-handled, patented design allows use from standing position; includes bag clip
  • Limited lifetime warranty

At Hound Dog Products HDP1-6 Weed Hound

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August 21, 2009

Dragonfly Garden Stake glows in the dark

This decorative garden stake is in the shape of a dragonfly. Put along a path in the garden or beside the patio to add interest to the area. At night, the dragonfly glows. Very pretty addition to any garden.

At Echo Valley Illuminarie Dragonfly Stake

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August 20, 2009

14-Inch Deluxe Hand Reel Mower works well in small yards

This hand push mower is perfect for small yards. You can avoid the fumes and noise of a gas powered mower and also avoid the hassle of batteries and electric cords. When I was a kid, I used this type of mower and I'm excited to see they still make them. It's a good workout and an environmentally friendly way to keep your lawn looking nice.

At American Lawn Mower Company 1204-14 14-Inch Deluxe Hand Reel Mower

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August 19, 2009

Strathwood Chaise Lounge is perfect for lazy summer days

The Strathwood Chaise Lounge is ideal for lounging around the pool, garden or back yard. The back features a 5 position adjustment for upright seating, very relaxed seating or completely flat seating. A very handy tray slides to either side or can rest below the chaise when not in use. It is easily assembled and made of Kapur wood which requires no finishing and will not rot when left outdoors in rain and sun. It is currently on sale for a great bargain.

At Strathwood Chaise Lounge

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August 18, 2009

3/8" X 50' Ocean Breeze Kit to cool the patio or garden


The heat has been blistering this summer and this misting system helps cool it off.

  • Significantly reduces the air temperature up to 20 degrees

  • Removes dust from air

  • Easy to install, attaches directly to hose of faucet

  • Enough line for 30'-40' cooling system (50' run)

At 3/8" X 50' Ocean Breeze Kit

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August 17, 2009

The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer

51JD3P5FJNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpgHere is a book that tells you how to design and plant a perennial garden. Perennials come back year after and a good design includes a sequence of colorful flowers during the growing season. The book helps you balance sun and shade plants as well as size. It has a relaxed attitude about the process so that any gardener feels at ease with the process of building a beautiful flower garden.

At The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer (Paperback)

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August 14, 2009

Jasmine Maid of Orleans Plant--a delight for the senses

This is a lovely plant that can be raised indoors in winter and taken out to the patio in summer. It has beautiful flowers and the fragrance is heavenly. It need drenching with water after the soil dries a little, otherwise, it is easy to grow and a great addition to a sunny room. In the cool of the evening the scent makes patio sitting all the more enjoyable.

At Jasmine Maid of Orleans Plant

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August 13, 2009

Triangle Shade Sail provides shade where you need it.

If you have a spot in the garden or on the deck or patio that needs some shade and cooler temperatures, this sun shade will do the job. It comes in both green and sand and has stainless steel hardware fasteners. It has a 10 year warranty against UV degradation. You can create your own uniquely designed outdoor living space using multiple sizes and colors of sail shades.

At Coolaroo Triangle Shade Sail 16 Feet 5 Inches with Hardware Kit, Brunswick Green

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August 12, 2009

Ferry's Round Dutch Cabbage for winter eating

Cabbage can also be started now and will keep in the ground until late winter. Snow provides insulation and picked cabbages can be stored indoors in a cool dry place for even longer. Great eating in mid-winter! Time to think about this now!

At Start Smart Cabbage - Ferry's Round Dutch - 1.25g

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August 11, 2009



It's very important to protect yourself from too much sun especially during intense summer days. This hat will do the trick. The wide brim protects the face and neck and has a UPF of 40. It's polyester and crushable and can take the wear and tear of garden work and still look great if you get company or have to run to the store.


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August 10, 2009

Orbit 62015 2-Dial Timer for ease of programming

41KoK58SXqL._SL500_AA280_.jpgI'm still hunting for the perfect timer. I just got this one from Orbit and in spite of the large page of programming instructions, this timer was easy to use. Just punch in time of day, and the time you wish the watering to start. Then set two dials for duration of watering and frequency. So far it has worked perfectly and is getting that hard to reach, neglected part of my garden!

At Orbit 62015 2-Dial Hose Faucet Control Timer

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August 7, 2009

Square Foot Gardening for small spaces and easy growing


If you don't have much space, but would really like a small and easy to manage garden, this book has the solution for you. Instead of planting in rows, you build a box above the ground fill it with a fertile soil mix(he has recipe), and plant using a small grid space for each vegetable. Perfect for those who want fresh vegetables and don't have space or time for big time gardening. It's not too late in the year to make this happen!

At All New Square Foot Gardening (Paperback)

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August 6, 2009

Luster Leaf Soil Test Kit to assess mid year deficiencies

Soil testing is usually done at the beginning of the growing season or when a new garden is starting, but often soil amendments are depleted by the early growth. This soil testing kit can tell you what you need to add to maximize your garden's yield or to turn those yellowish leaves deep green.

  • Contains tests for ph, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium levels
  • Also has a chart of pH and NPK levels on over 100 plants
  • No experience is required to operate this kit is simple, fast, and accurate kit
  • Includes complete instructions for adjusting soil conditions

At Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Soil Test Kit

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August 5, 2009

Tumbleweed Composter makes composting easy


This composter makes turning the compost easy. The Tumbleweed holds close to 60 gallons of material and makes compost quickly, in less than a month. It is sturdily built and gets rave reviews from those that have tried it. This composting system keeps all the garbage in a tight container and lets you rotate it until the compost is done. Great idea and I want one!

At Tumbleweed Composter

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August 4, 2009

Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler Keeps Your Lawn and Garden Safe

31NC1X108QL._SL500_AA280_.jpgThis is a great tool for protecting your yard and garden from wildlife and family pets. A motion activated sensor sprays water in the direction of the motion, scaring the animal. It will keep the cats from using the garden as a littler box, the dog from digging in the lawn, and the deer and raccoons from eating your flowers and vegetables.

At Contech Electronics CRO101 Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler

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August 3, 2009

High Phosphorus Bat Guano for making flowers and vegetables


Once mid summer comes and your plants are big and starting to flower, it is time to put some phosphorus around each plant to encourage blooming. Many types of phosphorus are slow acting, but bat guano is available immediately to help your plants produce large flowers and vegetables. Spread the guano(which doesn't smell bad) around each plant and watch the results.

At Fox Farm Peace of Mind High Phosphorus Bat Guano 4lb

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