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August 2012 Picks for the Gardener

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: August, 2012, Page 104



RIBBITThis happy-looking Succulent Frog pot comes packed to the brim with hardy succulent plants, making it a charming addition to indoor or outdoor spaces. Made of weatherproof polyresin, the container measures 5"H by 6"W and includes a drainage hole. Find it at oliveandcocoa.com.

PILLOW TALKWhile summer in the desert may mean fewer blooms in the yard, it doesn’t mean alfresco spaces have to be boring. Throw this pretty Outdoor Petal Pillow on a chair, bench or banco, and suddenly you have a splash of color. The polyester pillow measures 12"H by 16"W and comes in Terracotta (pictured) and Green. Spot-clean only. Find it at pier1.com.
PRODUCE BAGIf you love picking vegetables from your garden or shopping for fresh produce, the handy Mercado bag will help keep your edible goods from getting bruised. Made of mesh and cotton canvas, the bag has pockets to protect delicate vegetables and fruit, elastic loops to hold bottles, and compartments for storing small items such as keys. With an adjustable strap, it holds its shape whether carried on your shoulder or placed on the ground. To order, log on to quirky.com/shop.


CREATIVE GARDENING
Small spaces can be the most magical places for getting creative with plants. Fern Richardson offers myriad suggestions for cultivating a garden without having a yard in Small-Space Container Gardens: Transform Your Balcony, Porch or Patio With Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs. From jewel-like succulents to potted fruit trees, flowering vines to seasonal vegetables, the sky is the limit on what you can grow, says the author.

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