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September 2012 Picks for the Gardener

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: September, 2012, Page 122



The Organized GardenWhen Master Gardener Liane Doxey could not find a garden journal to suit her needs, she created one of her own. The
Garden Journal: The Essentials
takes the guesswork out of journaling with careful formatting that allows gardeners of all skill levels to log inventory from one season to the next. Included are planning pages, purchase logs and bloom periods. To order, visit prairiegarden.etsy.com.

Striking SilhouetteSScottsdale artist Beth Zink found a way to combine her love of painting with the Sonoran Desert in Silhouettes, a line of outdoor wall prints. Cut with a laser before being placed on museum mounts, the images stand out from the wall, creating a three-dimensional effect. The unique pieces showcase the vibrancy of Southwest botanicals through the use of UV ink on aluminum laminate. Produced in a variety of colors and sizes, Silhouettes are available through Beth Zink Studio, Cave Creek, Ariz., bethzinkart.com.
Wind CharmerWith two spinning wheels and a rotating top, the Kinetic Wind Spinner can catch the wind from any direction. Even the most gentle breezes set off mesmerizing twirls on this fun garden stake. Shown here in a dark bronze with a powder-coated finish, the spinner measures 60"H by 18"W and can be ordered through Southwest Gardener, Phoenix, southwestgardener.com.


SUSTAINABLE GARDENSChoosing the best plants is the starting point for creating a rewarding, sustainable garden, say landscape designers Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. The two pair up in Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices For All Climates (Timber Press). Flip through the pages, and you just might find plant options for your zone that you never considered.

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