While I’m thinking of it . . .

– Posted in: Catalog review, Miscellaneous, Recommended Links

Here’s a collection of odds and ends too small to merit an entry of their own:

  • If your garden magazine is up for renewal, check at Amazon before renewing by mail. I discovered several of my subscriptions were cheaper through Amazon than via the magazine’s “best offer.”
  • Cool weather phone: Staples is offering the Uniden EWCI936 – 900MHz Cordless Weather Forecast Phone for only fifteen bucks after rebates this week. As best as I can tell, it is a wireless weather station and cordless phone wrapped into one. It even tells you the moon phases and tides, and since it comes with an alarm clock and snooze feature, could sit on your bedstand and let you know how to dress in the morning (or whether you’re gonna be scraping ice off the windshield). The one reviewer on epinions was obviously not a weather junkie, but found the phone to be just fine. It definitely gets my gadget glands salivating, even though it’s “only” a 900mHz phone and the weather station “only” gives current conditions, but, sigh, I already have a cordless phone, and I already have a weather station, so, sigh, even though this is a terrific price, I guess I’ll have to pass it up, sigh.
  • Members of Lowe’s Garden Club get a pretty nice calendar every year. The photos are the equal of any purchased calendar I’ve had in the past, and the squares are an inch and a quarter wide. Pretty good for free. I should point out that when you sign up for the “club” they send you a slender magazine four times a year, which has project ideas, general advice, and, especially in the spring, some coupons.
  • Until recently, my oldest son worked for the Grounds department of the local state-run psychiatric center. In the winter, that meant going to work and removing snow when everyone else was glad to be home. He needed clothing that would keep him warm but still give him the flexibility to shovel snow and operate machinery. He turned to Duluth Trading for what he needed and wasn’t disappointed. As a matter of fact, many of his co-workers started ordering from their catalog as well. Duluth now has a line of women’s clothing, so if you are a practical woman looking for practical clothes, you ought to take a look. I haven’t tried any of them myself, but I know how happy my son has been with his purchases.
  • Timber Press is offering some of its books for half-price.

Oh, I’m sure I’ll think of something else, but for a small post, this is long enough, don’t you think?

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

~Albert Camus in Albert Camus quotations

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Tamara (AK) December 24, 2005, 3:49 am

Hi Kathy! I haven’t been by in a looong while. Too long! šŸ™‚ This was a tough year for us though in many respects…I didn’t get to garden so I didn’t think about reading others gardening blogs. Too painful maybe?! šŸ˜‰ Anyway, wanted to say thanks for the Amazon tip when ordering gardening mags. Something I hadn’t thought of although Amazon seems to have a bit of everything these days. šŸ˜‰

Well, we are looking forward to not only a different year but a better one in 2006! That hopefully means more *gardening* too! šŸ™‚ I’ll be stopping by more to read…cabin fever is already kicking in and my green thumb is itching! LOL

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy New Year too!

from Tamara
(the *other* one…the one in Alaska šŸ˜‰ )

jenn December 7, 2005, 9:48 pm

Ooo… bonus reading material. Thanks! Since I devor my garden magazines within hours of their arrival, more reading material is always appreciated.

I still have some back issues to read, and a few other things I’ve been sitting on!

Gotta get busy, ’tis the season!

Kathy Purdy December 7, 2005, 8:26 pm

I don’t think they are. I joined Home Depot’s Garden Club and they didn’t send me anything.

Tamara December 7, 2005, 12:13 pm

Thanks for the Lowe’s club tip! Home Depot sent me a nice baseball cap and a trowel when I joined their club. Not sure if they’re still doing that, though.