Two tools I got this year really saved my bacon. They just made the job at hand so much easier, and a couple of projects I thought were going to take weeks only took a few days. Oh, yeah, and I managed to get an amaryllis to rebloom for Christmas.
If you want to enjoy those last days of gardening before the soil either freezes over or gets buried in snow, you need to have "adequate clothing"--clothing you might not immediately think of as gardening duds. Read on to learn what I wear when the weather is bad--I mean, challenging.
Ever since I realized that the National Weather Service at our local airport under-reported both the lows and the highs at our first house, ever since I discovered we were a lot more likely to have frost than our region at large, I've wanted to track the weather in my yard, the uber-local weather. For [...]
I had heard a lot about the AeroGarden, so when I was offered an opportunity to review one, I gladly accepted. The AeroGarden, for those of you not already familiar with it, is an automated hydroponic growing system meant for people who have never gardened before. I thought it would be a great way to [...]
The last time you went shopping for a garden hose, were you bewildered by all the choices? Did you wonder if the claims about durability and not kinking were really true? At the Garden2Blog event hosted by P. Allen Smith, I was introduced to a garden hose that truly is different--Flexzilla. Flexzilla was part of [...]
Duluth Trading gave me a kick in the pants--metaphorically speaking. But they did give me the actual pants. About a month ago I got an email with the subject line Duluth Trading Wants to Give You a Kick in the Pants. I subscribe to their company newsletter, and at first glance I thought this was [...]
Flannel shirts have been around for ages, but have you ever tried to do stuff in one? Ever try to reach for that last weed without stepping in the bed, and feel your flannel shirt holding you back? Ever string up Christmas lights over your head and feel a draft up your back as your [...]
My family has long been fans of Duluth Trading clothes. To show you what I mean, take a look at the photo below, which is a slightly more zoomed-in version of the one in this front walk post: The two guys in the back are wearing Duluth Trading pants and shirts, and Rundy's hat is [...]
In September I was contacted by Bill Carney, who offered me a Pro Plugger to review. The ProPlugger is a long tube of steel that you drive into the ground with your foot. You can make several holes in succession and all the plugs are stored in the tube. Spacer rings can be used to [...]
Garden Shed: Before To refresh your memory, a while back I asked for suggestions on how to organize the garden shed at my new home. I appreciated all your comments, especially the ones suggesting that I could start out inexpensively by buying a box of nails and hammering in hangers for all the tools, and [...]