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July 6, 2009

OXO Good Grips Outdoor Pour & Store Watering Can

The OXO GOOD GRIPS Outdoor Pour & Store Watering Can has a spout that rotates back toward the body which makes for easier filling and storing. Water levels in the clear spout line up with the measurement markings on the body for easy measuring and adding fertilizer. The non-slip handle allows for a comfortable, secure grip when carrying and pouring at all heights. The Can's 2 gallon capacity is ideal for outdoor use in your garden, patio garden, large containers . This is a good watering can and Oxo provides several different sizes for indoor as well as outdoor use.

At OXO Good Grips Outdoor Pour & Store Watering Can 2.11-gallon

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July 3, 2009

Self-Watering Probes - Vacation Plant Waterers


Do you have an aversion to electronic gismos but need your plants watered while you are gone? These Self Watering Probes are a simple and effective way of watering while you are on vacation. Just soak them in water for a couple of minutes to prepare the tips, then insert the probes into the soil of your potted plants and place the hose ends in a water reservoir nearby. The water will be slowly emitted through the ceramic cones, automatically watering your plants without the need to set timers or worry about electronic devices being turned on. Very cool.

At Self-Watering Probes - Vacation Plant Waterers - 5 Pack

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June 24, 2009

Arabica Coffee Bean An Exotic, Interesting Plant

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*

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June 23, 2009

Decorative Olive Tree for Patio, Sunny Window, or Yard


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

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June 16, 2009

Fox Farm Soil Nutrient Trio All Season Fertilizer


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

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June 4, 2009

Duraco MAYAN21TC/3945 Plant Container

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

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


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

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June 1, 2009

Picotee Ranunculus - 10 Bulbs - Size 7+cm


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

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May 29, 2009

Bat Guano - Perfect Fertilizer for Blossoming Plants


Gorgeous gardens start with great soil. This bat guano (0-4-0) encourages multiple buds, spectacular flowers and the sweetest fruit imaginable. This odorless amendment contains natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria to markedly improve soil structure and promote healthier root zones. If you have a plant that is languishing, try digging this high powered fertilizer in around the roots and lightly water. Great for use on indoor plants to increase flowering.

At Bat Guano - 4 lb.

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August 2, 2008

Hanging Plants and Container Gardening - Storey bulletins

For those who just want the info without all the pretty pictures, consult the Storey Publishing bulletins. These 32-page pamphlets offer lots of practical, hands-on instruction for everything from gardening to cooking with oats to wallpapering.
hanging_plants_brochure.jpg Here's the one on hanging plants and it's simple, well written and unbelievably cheap. I mean inexpensive. At $2.25, you really can't go wrong. Heck, kindling is probably going for that price now.

If you have to pay for shipping, you might as well get the Container Gardening one, too, or better yet, collect all 200 bulletins!

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