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June 2016 picks for the Gardener

Author: Debra Utacia Krol
Issue: June, 2016, Page 136
Turn Up the Heat
Phoenix-based Modfire’s new Ultrafire outdoor fireplace combines functionality with the firm’s signature midcentury style. Perfect for large spaces, the steel 20"H by 60" in diameter fire feature is fueled by propane or natural gas and includes a 12-inch ledge to hold food or drinks. It isavailable in three classic finishes: charcoal, white and chocolate bronze. $3,880 (modfire.com)

Stylish Sun ProtectionWhen working in the garden,  keep the blazing sun out of your eyes—and off your face—with the fashionable Bianca Visor. Featuring a gold-edged suede ribbon at the crown and a 3.5-inch brim, this summer hat adds glam while blocking  out 97.5 percent of harmful rays. $30 (wallaroohats.com)

Sixties-inspired Lounging Fermob’s Sixties Collection outdoor furniture adds style and comfort to your patio or yard. The pieces are crafted from durable aluminum and woven steel rods, evoking vintage cane furniture without the high maintenance. Armchairs and benches come in white, storm gray/slate, plum and paprika/saffron. The low table is offered in all 23 colors of the Fermob line. $450-$895 (southwestgardener.com)
Flowers for Your Feet Alert the world to your gardening passion with Bzees’ Red Floral Women’s Dream Sandal. Sturdy enough for the garden yet stylish enough for around town, the flowery wedge sandal with an open toe features stretch uppers, air-infused outsoles and Bzees’ Cloud Technology for maximum comfort. Best of all, they’re machine-washable, so you can keep them bright and fresh after a long day in the dirt. $69 (bzees.com)


Copper Dance Bring art to your landscape with the Air Dance outdoor hanging mobile. This museum-quality, full-movement mobile is crafted from copper vanes with curved brass armatures by renowned mobile     artist Joel Hotchkiss. The 26"H by 26"W mobile is also offered in a rust-red patina. $385 (southwestgardener.com)
Sweet ConcretePerfect for use indoors or out, this glass-reinforced thin-walled concrete planter by local artisan Matt Noakes combines eco-friendly materials with clean lines. Measuring 4"H by 4"W by 5"D, the container comes in white or gray. Large and trough versions can also be ordered. $30 (rainmade.design)


Bumblebee Abode The new Ceramic Bumblebee House attracts beneficial pollinators to your yard by providing them with a cozy place to call home. Designed for the specific needs of bumblebees with a single entry and ventilation holes, the 7.5"H by 7.5" in diameter shelter, modeled after a honeybee skep, will be an attractive addition to your backyard, thanks to its warm brown ceramic exterior. $40 (gardeners.com)

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