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July 2013 picks for the Gardener

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: July, 2013, Page 124



BEAT THE HEATGardeners now have a new arsenal in their fight against summer scorcher torture. Duluth Trading Co. presents its Armachillo shirts and hats, featuring fabric that feels feather-light and cool to the touch. Microscopic jade embedded in the fabric dissipates heat to noticeably lower body temperature. Additional features include an antimicrobial agent to fight odor; ultraviolet protection factor of 40 to protect skin; convertible sleeves that roll up to let wrists breathe; and a built-in sun collar to shade the neck. The shirt comes in Vintage Blue (pictured) or Khaki. Find it at duluthtrading.com.

SIMPLY SUCCULENT Beautiful, bizarre, eye-catching and collectible, succulents are some of the prettiest additions to the landscape. In her latest book—Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting With 100 Easy-Care Varieties (Timber Press)—best-selling author, gardener and photographer Debra Lee Baldwin demystifies these desert beauties. She presents her top-100 plant picks, tips on plant care, and design ideas for inside and out.
DAS BOOT Not all boots are made for walking. This whimsical boot serves as a funky garden container that is sure to bring smiles. Made in Mexico from painted, recycled metal, the shallow planter holds a 6-inch pot and is ideal for small leafy plants or cacti. It measures 16"H and wide (from toe to spur) and can be found at Southwest Gardener, Phoenix, southwestgardener.com.

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