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Yimby Tumbler Composter | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide 2016 #8

From Douglas… For the gardener in your life. Everyone who spends time in the garden needs a way of returning fertility to the soil whether they are growing food or flowers. A good composter is a great way to do just that. We picked up this Yimby Tumbler Composter last June and, so far, it is […]

Garden Decor: Cut Out Heart Shaped Cement Outdoor Plant Pot – Valentine’s Day Gift?

Cut Out Heart Shaped Cement Outdoor Plant Pot I came across this in my web travels and fell in love immediately. This would also make a great Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite gardener. Previously in Garden Decor: Garden-themed mugs Corrugated Steel Garden Beds (or re-purposed cattle troughs) Cast Concrete Planters Making a mini wildlife […]

Garden Decor: Corrugated Steel Garden Beds (or re-purposed cattle troughs)

Garden Decor: Corrugated Steel Garden Beds (or re-purposed cattle troughs) Whether re-using existing cattle troughs or purchasing purpose-built troughs, this is a great way to create a raised bed garden that not only looks great, but also makes gardening accessible to those with mobility issues. I have also seen these trough placed on carts or wheels […]

Garden Decor: Torre And Tagus French Bulldog Watering Can

Torre And Tagus French Bulldog Watering Can   Too cute not to share, especially if you are a dog lover (or French Bulldog, lover, specifically) Previously in Garden Decor: Sagaform White/Cream Ceramic Birdy Bird Feeder Round Copper Planters Stump and Plank Garden Bench Garden Window and other great ideas from House and Garden UK Oxidized […]

Win a Parrot Flower Power – An incredible sensor that assesses your plants’ needs and sends alerts to your smartphone

(See the end of this post for information on how to enter to win today) Get your garden started right this year with a Parrot Flower Power sensor! Parrot has been very gracious and sent me Flower Power garden sensors to give away to 2 lucky readers/viewers of A Gardener’s Notebook. I have been using […]

Noted: Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista

Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista Planters as sculpture: handmade clay vessels from Belgian-based Atelier Vierkant function as art for the garden. In the US, the planters—which “explore the possibilities of organic minimalism in form and surface texture”— are available from Interieurs, the newly opened Avenue Road in New York, and at […]

Noted: Garden Tech: An App to Water Your Lawn via Gardenista

Garden Tech: An App to Water Your Lawn via Gardenista What can’t a smartphone do these days? It can buy you lattes, find out the baseball score, and measure how many steps you take in a day. It can check the weather forecast, and turn on your irrigation system. And if you’re using Hydros, a […]

Summer in the Garden: Reclaim Metal Barrel Trolley

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Reclaim Metal Barrel Trolley While […]

Noted: Cheap thrills: my must-have budget garden tools via A Way to Garden

Cheap thrills: my must-have budget garden tools via A Way to Garden I LOVE FINE GARDEN TOOLS: My edger that has lasted more than 25 years with no signs of wear; my stainless border spade; the long-reach telescoping pruners with precision snipping power from a distance. But I also pack my tool tote with cheap […]

Noted: The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home

The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home If we were looking for a low-maintenance composter for your yard, we’d get Earth Machine, a composter that’s big enough for most households and often available at a substantial discount from local Public Works departments. It’s easy to assemble without tools, the top opens large […]