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March 2017 picks for the Gardener

Author: John Roark
Issue: March, 2017, Page 150
HEADS UP
Gardening in Arizona can be tough on the head. The Alchemi Sun Hat keeps you cool, calm and protected by reflecting up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat and blocking 99.8 percent of skin-damaging UV rays. Using the same radiant barrier technology that protects astronauts from extreme temperatures, the hat is lightweight and breathable and features a moisture-wicking headband to draw perspiration away from the skin. $35
(alchemilabs.com)

Push-up POSEYS Variables in modern agriculture practices and increased pesticide use have put bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in peril. The Pollinator Push Garden includes curated wildflower seeds, grow medium and planting instructions for a 1-square-foot patch of paradise for these essential members of our planet. Simply pop the top and push the contents into the soil. Ten percent of each sale will be donated to the Pollinator Partnership, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. $18/set of three.
(modsprout.com)

HAVE A SEAT Where art meets function, the organically shaped Pebble Seat is a fun, irresistible spot to take a load off. Crafted of durable fiberglass with a smooth resin finish, it is both waterproof and UV-resistant, and a bold sculptural statement indoors or out. Choose from an assortment of colors and natural earth tones. Available in two sizes: 17"H by 30"W by 28"L and 16”H by 40"W by 31"L. $950-$1,200 (shopboxhill.com)
BEE OR NOT TO BEE Providing pollinators with the flowers they need to thrive needn’t be complicated, and “100 Plants to Feed the Bees” (Storey Publishing) will show you how. Whether you’ve got a window box or full garden, this beautifully photographed, user-friendly field guide identifies which flowers, trees, herbs, shrubs and pasture plants attract bees (as well as butterflies, moths and hummingbirds) and includes planting recommendations and care tips. $17 (storey.com)


TAKE SOME SHADE Generously sized for languid lounging à deux or decadent individual sprawling, the Nova Double Chaise is crafted in cast aluminum and features channel-stitched one-piece cushions and optional white canopy. Make it your own with a choice of more than 30 different frame finishes and 200 cushion fabrics. 70"H by 57"W by 78.25"L. $5,797 (woodard-furniture.com)
TOWER POWER Who says that plant support can’t be as beautiful as it is functional? The Kaleidoscope Tomato Tower is a modernistic structure to help plants stand tall. A series of squares and circles accented with colorful transparent inserts adds a distinctive accent to any garden while inspiring your tomatoes to reach for the sky. 86"H by 22" square. $149 (gardeners.com)
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