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New Gardening Seeds and Things for 2013

If it’s January, it’s time for the new seed catalogs to come rolling in. Once the rush of holiday shopping is over and the retail catalogs slow to a trickle, it’s time for the seed catalogs to take over. As a gardener, it has to be one of my favorite times of the year because […]

New Gardening Product Protects Transplants

The idea for EZ-walls Plant Protectors came from a gardener who was tired of coping with windy weather. (Photo courtesy of Debbie Schauer) One of the things I like best about being a garden writer (besides all the free seeds, plants, and new products to try) is getting to talk with gardening experts across the […]

New Line of Corona Tools Great for Gardening

Corona Clipper gave garden writers a sneak peek of its new line of products at the Garden Writers Symposium in Dallas last month. The manufacturer of gardening tools used ‘Innovation for Seasons to Come’ as its theme for the trade show. The trade show at this year’s Garden Writers Symposium featured many new products and […]

Atlas Gloves an Essential Gardening Accessory

These Atlas “Touch” Gloves are my first pair of gardening gloves to last an entire season of heavy-duty use. Can you imagine how many pairs of gardening gloves I’ve worn out in a lifetime of gardening chores? I couldn’t begin to count them. Any gloves that didn’t get worn out, probably weren’t worn. Like most […]

This Gardener Digs Pistols for Shovels

The shovels featured in the work, Palas por Pistolas by Pedro Reyes of Mexico City, were used to plant trees on the grounds of one Denver elementary school during The Nature of Things art exhibit in July. The 20 shovels lying in a row on the floor meant there were 20 fewer weapons on the […]

New Botanical Interests Gardening Catalog

For the first time, Botanical Interests has produced a print catalog that features all of its seed offerings with its signature botanic illustrations. I’ve been keeping up with new developments at Botanical Interests by following @BotanicalSeeds on Twitter. And I’m so glad I did. If I hadn’t been following along, I wouldn’t have known the […]

New Crop of Gardening Books Sprouts Ideas

The 2010 gardening book season is in full swing and these three new titles will help gardeners of every level grow great gardens. The first crop of gardening books to review arrived in my office this week and now I can’t wait for the growing season to begin. I’m sure every gardener will find something […]

Winter Workouts Make Gardening Easier

My winter gardening gear consists of a stability ball, hand weights, resistance bands and other exercise equipment in my home gym. Getting ready for gardening season requires a little more exercise than thumbing through seed catalogs. Working out in winter is an important way to get muscles ready for the first warm spring days spent […]

PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea is a Knock Out

Recent changes to the introduction schedule at All-America Selections mean winners, like this Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow Wild Berry’, will be introduced and available as soon as they are selected. (Photo courtesy of All-America Selections) Just last week I received a packet of  seeds from All-America Selections with instructions to plant the seeds immediately. This is […]

Seeds of Change Gardening Catalog Review

The 2010 Seeds of Change catalog offers seed for both the home gardener and the market grower, including the new All Lettuce Mix pictured on the catalog cover. From an organic gardener’s point of view, there’s a lot to like about Seeds of Change. Since 1989 the company has supported sustainable organic agriculture and all […]

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