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July 2016 picks for the Gardener

Author: Debra Utacia Krol
Issue: July, 2016, Page 118
Sleek Summer Seating
Tommy Bahama’s new Misty Garden line of outdoor furnishings is elegantly styled with graceful lines, a soft ivory finish and French botanical motifs. With cast-aluminum frames, luxurious cushions and custom porcelain tops with ivory-and-gold marbled patterns, the collection will enhance any outdoor space. Pieces range from $1,350-$5,200 (

No Tools RequiredTool-free gardening without fear of injuring your hands or damaging your manicure is a reality with the Garden Genie Gloves. The right hand of these water- and puncture-resistant gloves feature high-density plastic claws, which are ideal for digging, spreading and grading soil or gravel, and raking up debris. $10/two pairs (

Cool HydrationWhether gardening, biking or walking, stay hydrated in style with Pendleton’s American Treasures water bottle. The 27-ounce, stainless steel, BPA-free bottle fits in most cup holders and bike cages and is dishwasher-safe. $40 (
Fruity Pool Fun Turn your pool into a virtual punch bowl with the Watermelon Fancy Fruit Float. The 5"H by 48" in diameter cushion can also be used for casual on-the-floor indoor or outdoor seating. Covered in fabric that’s stain- and water-resistant and filled with polystyrene beads, it holds up to 200 pounds and dries in just 15 minutes. Orange, lemon and lime floats are also available. $139 (

Night Lights Summer evenings on the patio will be well-illuminated with these allergen- and fragrance-free patio candles by Phoenix-based Anthony & Stork. Made of a blend of microcrystalline and paraffin waxes, the 3.5"H by 2" in diameter candles can withstand higher temperatures than the average candle and burn for up to 30 hours. Each mint or white candle sports a gold cactus charm on its glass holder. $8 (
Pillow TalkGive your patio and your mood a lift with Alexandra Ferguson’s It’s Beautiful Here pillow. Part of the new Indoor Outdoor Collection, the 16-by-16" pillow offers cushiony softness with a durable, machine-washable Sunbrella cover, and the cool colors and signature felt applique affirmation make it ideal for informal summer lounging. Additional color/text combinations are available. $109 (

Bold AddressingEnsure that the world—or at least the FedEx driver—knows your address with the Pebble address sign. Handmade to order by local artisan Casey Loter, each sign features a gabion base filled with Mexican beach pebbles and a planter box that can hold your favorite flowers or succulents. Available in powder-coated aluminum with colored numbers or rusted steel with laser cutouts. $975-$1,080 (

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