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| Adriana Heikkila
>> Published Date: 5/21/2012
American GardenWorks Inc.
The Plant Stand from American GardenWorks is an ideal way to showcase that beautiful hanging basket, gazing globe or bird feeder. Made from the highest quality U.S. steel, right here in the USA, it provides a wonderful accent to the lawn, garden or patio.
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
A repeat blooming shrub, First Editions Snow White Mockorange features stunning, 2-in. double flowers. The bloom clusters cover the plant in spring and then reappear in summer. These pure white, beautifully fragrant flowers sit atop attractive foliage. Snow White keeps its rounded shape and doesn’t get bare or twiggy. Zones 5-8.
Fantasia Dark Red Zonal Geranium is the darkest red on the market. Its dark green foliage assures a host of benefits, such as better contrast with the colorful flowers, and healthy vigor for longer shelf life. Very uniform with large, semi-double flowers, the plant stands out in landscapes, large pots and baskets.
Burpee Home Gardens
Hear expert gardening tips and subscribe to gardening podcasts at www.burpeehomegardens.com. TV host Joe Lamp’l offers helpful advice and practical information. Listen to this year’s podcast “How do I grow THAT?” with specific growing info on many vegetable and flower varieties.
Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
The Lantana Prisma series has an attractive compact and radial structure. Perfect for pots, baskets and mixed containers, these varieties love summer, and offer rain resistance. The series features long-lasting, abundant flowers and great color diversity. Hardy to Zones 8-11. Pictured: Prisma White lime.
The ColorWear Garden Apron protects your clothes while keeping tools within easy reach. The three-pocket design is great for storing gardening tools, gloves and seeds. Features a zip-down pocket for easy debris removal, sleek design, long waist ties and comes in three vibrant colors: red, yellow and berry.
Throw a Seed Bomb and grow some plants. Seed Bombs are seeds encapsulated in a red clay and peat moss ball with the diameter roughly of a quarter. Seed Bombs keep seeds moist and protected from birds, animals and insects. Available mixtures: Butterfly & Bird, Herb, Grass, and Native Perennial.
Growth Products Ltd.
BioNutrients Total-Pak Injectable for trees is a complete micronutrient package with a power-packed mix of beneficial microbes, symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi and other plant boosters. It promotes better establishment of transplants and improves the health and growth of both deciduous and evergreen trees.
HGTV HOME Plant Collection
Purple Genius Mix is found in premium hanging baskets and gallons, and consists of Aloha True Blue Calibrachoa, Surprise Blue Sky Petunia, Bahia White Bacopa, and Empress Flair Violet Blue Verbena. One of several mixes in the Friendly Fusions family, part of the Expressions Annuals collection which debuts this spring.
JGB Enterprises Inc.
TUFF-GUARD Perfect Garden Hose is constructed of unique polypropylene double helix, making it completely flexible, non-kinking and 35% to 50% lighter than other garden hoses. It will not crack, burst or leak in temperatures as low as -20F and as high as 158F. Available in 5/8-in. diameter and 25-, 50- and 100-ft. lengths and several colors.
Luurtsema Sales Inc.
The Flip-N-Grow is the complete hanging garden planter. The patent-pending design makes it possible to offer a pre-grown hanging garden that can be easily delivered to retailers that can merchandise it hanging upside down or sitting on the shelf.
McCorkle Nurseries Inc.
Blue Cascade Distylium from the Gardener’s Confidence Collection is an exciting evergreen featuring matte blue-green foliage with a cascading, layered habit. Its reddish-maroon flowers in late January through March add interest during the winter months. The compact size makes it ideal for smaller gardens.
Natural Alternative’s Small Lawn Fertilizer with Multi-purpose Hand Spreader makes fertilizing lawns 1,000 sq. ft. and less a breeze. This phosphorus-free fertilizer with iron and microbes conveniently works all season long without sacrificing performance or the environment. Easy to store, carry and apply.
Northwest Horticulture’s big vernalized plugs deliver same-season finishing. Cold treated for the highest quality production, these beefy 58- and 24-cell plug trays are available in a huge range of perennials. 58-cell orders are custom grown when placed before September 1.
The M Brace is a no-tool bracing system for fast, simple construction of a raised garden bed. These brackets are made of recycled metal and available in several designs and two finishes—unfinished steel and antique bronze. Create 12-ft.-long planting beds using 1.5-in.-thick lumber.
Pacific Plug & Liner
Salvia Amistad is the result of a friendship between two salvia enthusiasts living worlds apart. Amistad is a free-flowering hybrid with deep purple flowers paired with a glossy black calyx. Makes a great centerpiece in mixed containers and will overwinter in mild climates as a perennial.
The three-piece skin care Gardener’s Day was specially designed for stressed skin of gardening and outdoor fans. It includes soft hand scrub for deep cleansing, a rich hand cream with non-greasy goat butter, and a revitalizing face care with highly effective Q10.
The Slug Shield is an organic slug and snail deterrent that lasts all season. It presents a physical and electrochemical-barrier, like a little electric barbed-wire fence. Slug Shield expands with plant growth, is easy-to-apply, and completely safe for the ecosystem. Made in the USA.
Southern Living Plant Collection
Majesty Shrub Rose is from the developers of the famous Knock Out Rose. This disease-resistant shrub rose produces velvety, deep red, semi-double blooms and reblooms spring until fall. Grows 3 ft. tall and wide, and is hardy to USDA Zones 5-11.
St. Gabriel Organics
Composed of all-natural oils and other organic ingredients, St. Gabriel Organics Stink Bug Killer kills on contact with one spraying and repels Stink Bugs from sneaking into your home through cracks around window casements, eaves and doorframes.
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
Suntory’s Sungelonia angelonias remain elegant and upright in containers and landscapes. Plants produce compact flower spikes with dense foliage. Heat tolerant Sungelonias are an ideal choice for summer in Blue, Deep Pink (pictured) and White.
The Conard-Pyle Company
Popcorn Drift is new to the Drift Rose series. It is virtually maintenance-free with great disease resistance. Tons of flowers from spring to frost, it’s naturally dwarf, meaning its true groundcover size is perfect for small spaces. Its light yellow flowers are reminiscent of buttery popcorn.
The Gecko Bamboo Chime from the Asli Arts Collection is made of bamboo and saygon wood. The Asli Arts bamboo chimes have a mellow, musical, enchanting sound. Made with pride by artisans in Bali, the designs use renewable bamboo with accents of non-endangered woods, coconut shell and recycled materials.
YKK Corporation of America
YKK’s SNAD components help attach bird netting to protect gardens. Available in a stud or socket, they contain a 3M, VHB adhesive that enables them to stick to most surfaces. To stick, peel off the paper backing, press and hold. Once in place, snap in a plastic wire tie and loop it through the netting. GP
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