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March 2018 Picks for the Gardener

Author: Leah Soto
Issue: March, 2018, Page 154
Emulating its real-plant counterparts by drawing energy from the sun, the Poppy Solar Garden Light is made of durable all-weather steel and is completely solar-powered, so no wires are necessary. The lamp’s LED lights are 15 times brighter than standard solar lights and produce a cool white glow. Each beacon charges for six hours during the day and automatically turns on at dusk to run for up to 10 hours overnight. Available in powder-coated red or an oiled bronze finish. 18"H by 11.5"W. $65 (

KNOCK KNOCKYour houseguests will announce their presence in style with Whimsical Door Knockers, cast in brass and buffed to a satin finish. The cow skull and saguaro cactus particularly suit Southwest-style homes. With 19 options to choose from, you can find one that fits your aesthetic and expresses your personality. Each knocker is signed by the artist. $95-$150 (

BE TICKLED PINKMidcentury modern form meets function in the Sidecar Mailbox by Phoenix artisan Shawn Boucher. Handcrafted of heavy gauge powder-coated steel, with aluminum accents and a solid walnut door, this playful pink letterbox can be mounted on a wall or on the included 58"H pole for groovy curb appeal. 8"H by 20"L by 6"W. $499 (
HATS ONHere in the Southwest, it’s essential to protect yourself from the desert sun. Coolibar’s Wide Brim Straw Hat has a UPF of 50+ to shield skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. With a circumference of 22.5" and a 5"-wide brim, this chic chapeau casts a protective shadow across your face and shoulders, helping you keep cool. Available in black, navy or natural straw. $99 (

sharp AND SUSTAINABLEEver-popular cacti and succulents are versatile and nearly indestructible as long as you care for them correctly. “Success with Succulents” (Quarto Publishing) by John Bagnasco and Bob Reidmuller is an easy-to-understand guide to growing these desert dwellers indoors and out. Filled with colorful photos, the book features profiles of 100 common and uncommon species to help you choose the right water-thrifty plant for your home or garden. $25 (
LET IT GROWGoddard Seed Co.’s organic seeds are collected, packaged and sold by local photographer and gardener Brian Goddard from his personal farm. His inaugural spring/summer seed collection consists of feverfew, white zinnia, orange cosmos, black-eyed Susan, Arizona poppy and African daisy, and the inventory will expand with the onset of autumn. Each packet is adorned with a photograph by Goddard of the plant it will grow into as well as planting instructions. $1.50 per packet (
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