December 5, 2008

Garden Knowledge: Garden Gifts

Tired of giving the usual gardening gifts, like gloves or a gift certificate for a few hours of labor?

Why not give a Weed Wrench, a Bird Cam or three cubic yards of horse manure?

Here are some lists of garden gifts (and sources) that are sure to be remembered more than the African violet you gave last time!

Be sure to listen to Garden Basics on The Lawn and Garden Show on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. We'll open the phone lines for first time homeowners to ask their most puzzling questions.

Cool Tool #1

Felco Pruners
felco prunerI've owned dozens of pruning tools, but without a doubt my favorite is my Felco #6 hand pruners. Felco makes an entire line of pruning tools: hand pruners, loppers, saws and pneumatic pruners. Many of these tools can be purchased to fit your size of hand, right or left. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Cool Tool #2

Long Handle Bulb Planter:
bulb planterPlanting bulbs with an old-fashioned planter required that you work on your hands and knees. As I've gotten older, I've noticed that the ground seems to be moving further and further away. Now, I can use a bulb planter with a long handle and flat shoulder similar to that of a small shovel. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum



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