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August 2016 picks for the Gardener

Author: Debra Utacia Krol
Issue: August, 2016, Page 118
Concrete Elegance
The Mundo Quartz Planter will complement any landscape with its curved, elemental form and smooth surface. Larry Kornegay, Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner, designed the unembellished cast-concrete vessels that are made from local materials. Ranging in size from 17"-46"H and 30"-46" in diameter, they will withstand the Valley’s harsh weather conditions while giving your garden a refined accent. $1,595-$2,995 (

Gardening Made ComfyThe Low Rider Swivel Scoot Rolling Garden Seat will reduce stress on your back and knees while tending your treasured plants. With a contoured seat that adjusts from 9"-13.5" high and rotates 360 degrees, it makes tending vegetable rows or flower gardens easy and strain-free. The powder-coated steel chair weighs just 12.3 pounds and holds up to 300 pounds. $50 (

Fresh from the Vine Enjoy the mouth-watering aroma of a fresh tomato-basil salad anytime with the Rosy Rings Tomato Vine Kitchen Candle. The 100 percent natural wax candle features tomato leaf fragrance combined with essences of juicy ripe tomato, basil leaf and galbanum, enhanced by other natural oils. At 6"H by 3.5" in diameter, it burns up to 125 hours. $30 (
Screen Your Skin Trilipiderm’s Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. The water-resistant pharmacist-recommended lotion is enriched with vitamin D and has no mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum or silicone. Not tested on animals. At AJ’s Fine Foods. $18-$38 (,

Stylish Storage Keep your pool toys organized with the Bronze Finish Pool Accessories Storage Bin. Its open design allows beach balls, towels, life vests and other pool necessities to be easily viewed, while the splayed feet add stability. The 27"H by 35.5"W by 20"D aluminum bin also enhances the pool area with its elegant styling. $199/set of two. (
Chill Out Keep poolside or patio drinks icy in the hip 57-quart Retro Cooler in aqua. Styled after 1950s-era cola dispensers, the ice chest features a built-in bottle opener and a locking carry handle for travel. Constructed of sturdy powder-coated steel, it is a beautiful accent piece for any pool party or picnic. Measures 34.75"H by 24"W by 17.5"D and weighs 55 pounds. Also available in red. $399 (

Drop by Drop
The Droplet Hummingbird Feeder will have your local hummers singing while they lunch. Hand-blown by local artists—so each is unique—the 3" in diameter feeder is easy to fill with the avians’ favorite dish, sugar water. $20 (
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