The plant health activator, Messenger, is neither a pesticide nor a fertilizer, although it has many advantages of both. Messenger fools a plant into thinking it is being attacked by a fungus, triggering the plant's defense mechanisms. It is environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Messenger shows great promise in helping gardeners to grow better plants and in cutting down on the need for fertilizers and pesticides.
Container gardening allows you to experiment with plants and to grow plants in small areas and problem sites. This handbook on container gardening gives tips for making the most of potted plants, combining containers and choosing plants for color and interest.
The Isio 2-in-1 Gardening Tool is both a hedge trimmer and a grass shears. It's compact, lightweight size and comfortable ergonomic handle almost make yard work a pleasure.Isio
The Cascade Gardens™ Adjustable Height Trellis is an innovative idea that lets you decide how tall your trellis should be. A trellis that fits anywhere and adjusts to the height you need.
Gardeners put all sorts of things at the bottom of their plant containers to help water drain through and keep bugs out. Here's an elegant little product that takes the place of playing with stones, broken pots and screening and you can use it over and over again.
There's a lot of controversy surrounding the safety of insect repellents, but sometimes you're safer using one than not. The "Don't Bug Me" insect repellent patch is very safe, but is it effective. Here are some pros and cons.
Review of the book "Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens", by: Barbara Pleasant. Plans, details and growing advice for starting a vegetable garden.
The book "Sugar Snaps and Strawberries" offers gardening advice and ideas for vegetable gardeners in urban areas and with limited space.
Tomatoes are responsible for the initial interest in heirloom vegetables and the book 100 Heirloom Tomatoes is written by an expert who has tried them all. If you lament tomatoes not tasting as good as you remember, this book will help you choose varieties to grow that will have everyone discovering new faorites.
The PlantWatcher is an easy to use tool for one of the most forgettable gardening tasks - watering your houseplants. It takes a little thought to get started, but once you get it right, you can forget about it for 3 weeks. If your houseplants are begging you for more attention, the PlantWatcher is a low-tech automatic watering system you should look into.
Review of the book "What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?)", which is a great guide for diagnosing plant problems and figuring out what to do about them.
Review of the gardening book "Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older" by Sydney Eddison. Mrs. Eddison relays the gardening lessons she has learned and how to keep your garden going as you and it age.
The gardening book "Garden Up!", but Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet, is both inspirational and practical. Read more about what's inside "Garden Up!".
A review of the gardening book "Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space", by Derek Fell.
The book "Thrifty" has a chapter full of tips for creating and maintaining a great garden with spending a fortune.
"The Gardener's Color Palette" is a handy little reference for thinking about choosing and combining flower colors in your garden design.
The book "Garden Rules" is a great little garden primer. Full of tips and advice, "Garden Rules" starts off by telling you there are no rules in gardening.
Ups-A-Daisy is a false bottom for overly large planters. It will save on soil and keep containers from becoming unduly heavy. However it doesn’t fit all planter sizes and sometimes you actually need the extra soil, even if it means you can’t lift the pot.
Keeping garden tools clean and in working order takes effort. Here's a tip to help you do both jobs at once, without a lot of time or effort. This 'lubripellent' can be sprayed on all your garden tools and even used throughout the house.
Gardening gloves need to be durable and flexible. Too many gardeners start the day with garden gloves and end the day without because gardening requires dexterity. Foxgloves garden gloves are deceptively attractive for such a rugged product.
The SunStick is a new tool for gardeners to measure the sun exposure of various parts of their garden. It's meant to take the guesswork out of determining whether your garden is sunny, partly shady or shady.
The book "Gardening for Dummies" lives up to its subtitle "A reference for the rest of us." While novice gardeners will pick up enough knowledge to feel reasonably confident in starting a garden, experienced gardeners will find plenty to refer to, especially in the sections on fighting pest, pruning and propagating.
"Did You Know...? Wise Words & Advice for Gardeners & Floral Designers" is a wonderful book chock full of ideas that will leave you thinking, "Of course! Why didn't I think of that?" Gardeing advice from the basics of soil and water, through growing and displaying. All practical, easy to do and garden friendly.
Talking Dirt, by Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt Diva, is a down to earth and fun to read organic gardening book that full of wit and wisdom.
The American Hort. Societys A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a definitive reference on over 20,000 plants grown around the world. This book deserves a spot in every gardening library, since it can answer almost every growing question a gardener asks about their plants.