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August 2013 picks for the Gardener

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: August, 2013, Page 132

COOL BLUE TOOLSPatricia Ann Tools introduces a six-piece gardening set created specifically for a woman’s hand. Drawing from more than 40 years of experience in the hand-tool industry, company founder Pat Taylor designs garden tools with ergonomic grips for ease of use, and stainless steel construction for strength and durability. Sets include a trowel, transplanter, cultivator, weeder, pruner and a sun hat—all in vibrant blue. To order, log on to

BIRD ALERTMason jars are not just for canning. These iconic vessels also make attractive vintage-style bird feeders. Perky-Pet’s Mason Jar Collection utilizes blue glass for their feeders that look like canning jars from the 1800s. The line includes a Hummingbird Feeder (pictured), Wild Bird Feeder and Wild Bird Waterer; each comes with a metal base that can be unscrewed for cleaning. Find them at or
SCENTS APPEALEarth-friendly and deliciously fragrant, Mrs. Meyer’s lotions and cleaners help bring the essence of the garden into the home. Made with essential oils from flowers and herbs, the plant-based products come in a variety of aromas, ranging from basil and bluebell to radish and rhubarb. The Gardener Set (pictured), includes three flowery-scented soaps in lavender, honeysuckle and geranium. Find the line at Whole Foods Market and

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