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2012 Gift Guide: Microwave-heated Plant Press

Microwave-heated Plant Press Kylee Baumlee over at Our Little Acre (and fellow Saturday6 members) posted this plant press to her own Gardening Gift Guide and it quickly reminded me of the one my son and I would use when he was very young. He loved to collect flowers from the garden and press them to preserve […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fiskars 9625 18-Inch PowerGear Bypass Lopper

Fiskars 9625 18-Inch PowerGear Bypass Lopper I am big fan of Fiskars tools and my older version of these pruners continues to work amazingly well. A few years ago, I busted the blades while trying to cut a branch that was too large. At the time, and I think still to this day, Fiskars has […]

2012 Gift Guide: The SeedKeeper Company

The SeedKeeper Company A great online store full of products to help you grow your garden. I discovered them through the weekly #gardenchat (you should join us sometime). Products include kits for helping your organize and store seeds, envelopes to help you capture and store seeds from your own garden, and seed starting containers. From […]

2012 Gift Guide: Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees

Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees I understand that this might be a little specialized for most gardeners, I thought the idea was wonderful for anyone who might happen to have a stand of sugar maple on their properties. We all need a place to start and what might begin with 3 buckets […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fiskars 7936 PowerGear Pruner

Fiskars 7936 PowerGear Pruner As I have headed back into the garden recently, I remembered how much I like my Fiskars PowerGear Pruner. These have lasted for a long time with just a little sharpening every now and then. When I do the big rose pruning job at the end of each year, these are […]

2012 Gift Guide: Garden Hod harvest carrier

Garden Hod harvest carrier A great little carrying basket for your harvest trips through your garden. Dirt falls right through and you can even hose off vegetables outside for a neater trip inside. Comes in a variety of sizes to match your garden needs. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield […]

2012 Gift Guide: Bon-Aire HN-10C Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle

Bon-Aire HN-10C Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle  We have a couple of these hose nozzles here in the garden and love them. Whether you are trying to gently water-in new transplants or blast grit and grime off your boots (or the side of the house) there is a setting on this nozzle. Rather than discrete settings, […]

2012 Gift Guide: Bosmere K676 11 Cubic Foot Composter

I have had 2 of these bins for the past 8-9 seasons and they are going strong. I was lucky enough to get mine at a discount via our local recycling and composting program, but I see them listed here on Amazon.com and you might be able to find them locally, too. Assembly was easy […]

Pinterest: Quite an elegant — and green — outdoor dining table

How about a living table for your outdoor dining, complete with a rivulet down the middle? This striking table caught my eye as I scrolled through my Pinterest feed the other day. It looks to be constructed of COR-TEN steel and would be a permanent structure wherever it were built. It would certainly be a […]

Giveaway: Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Cultivator

As part of my membership in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am given the opportunity to give away one of their products each season. Since I liked the Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Cultivator so much (you can watch my review here) I have decided to make it my giveaway and share it with a lucky viewer, listener or reader […]