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November 2013 picks for the Gardener

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: November, 2013, Page 138

RAKE BREAKTrue Temper’s ClogFree Rake is a gardener’s dream come true. The head of the tool is designed to prevent leaves from getting clogged or speared by its tines, and a cushioned handle makes for a comfortable grip. Available in three sizes, the handy implement can be found at Sears, Home Depot or Sam’s Club.

CROWN ROYAL Treat feathered friends to a royal feast of seeds served in this Antiqued Crown Bird Feeder. Made of sturdy cast iron with an aged patina, the feeder measures 13" in diameter and 27" from top to bottom. It comes with a chain and a matching mounting bracket. To order, log on to
WORD PLAY “I sling words into cement.” That’s how Arizona artist Yolanda Esquer describes her concrete cast word blocks. Her company, Touvlo Cast, creates custom, handmade bricks with such words as “seed,” “magic,” “luck” and “dwell” stamped into them. The blocks dry in varying shades of gray under the desert sun and add personality to garden beds, patios, pool decks or doorways. They can be found at

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