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April 2017 picks for the Gardener

Author: Shayla Hyde
Issue: April, 2017, Page 128
DARE TO DREAM
Luxury and comfort combine in the Aviara Canopy Daybed. Crafted of premium teakwood, it features a sleek sculptural silhouette with architectural cushions and curtained side and overhead panels. It’s ideal for surrendering to the ultimate day nap, lounging poolside or simply lazing the afternoon away with a good book. 84"H by 60"W by 84"L. $6,795 (restorationhardware.com)

ALL ABOUT WATERKeep your herbs and flowers thriving even when your schedule is loaded. The 3-Piece Self-Watering Plant Set solves the uncertainty of overwatering by regulating the water level and draining any excess liquid. The pair of earthenware pots is complemented by a powder-coated steel stand for stability. Your plants will thank you. 16.25"H by 15.75"W. $25 (ikea.com)

LIGHT THE WAY Illuminate the night with the rustic Elements Torch. This distinctive garden art is crafted of organic materials and accented with real river rock. Finished with a rust-colored patina, each one-of-a-kind fire feature will provide years of outdoor use and add ambience to any landscape. Powered by SunJel fuel (sold separately). Available in three 4" square sizes ranging from 42"H to 60"H. $150-$189 (northcape.com)
SMALL BUT MIGHTYPerfectly sized for tiny beaks, the Small Bird Feeder provides food for petite winged ones while keeping their larger friends at bay. Holding up to a half pound of seed, the feeder includes an outer cage that prevents larger birds from monopolizing the buffet, while the flip-top lid makes refilling a breeze. 12"H by 9" in diameter. $40 (southwestgardener.com)



EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Your garden may have some surprises in store for you. “Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants” (Ten Speed Press) by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis offers step-by-step instructions for everything from food and beverages to health and beauty aids that can be made from plants easily grown in the Southwest. The vibrantly photographed book also includes planting and growing tips. $22 (tenspeed.com)
DESERT DECOR A familiar source of life in the desert, the agave’s serrated form can also bring Sonoran charm to your home. Hand-sculpted by Scottsdale ceramic artist Jim Sudal, the Agave Candle Sconce adds a gentle glow of desert warmth indoors or out. Can accommodate a 5"H by 3"W candle (not included). Available in turquoise (shown) and sage green. 20"L by 7"W by 4.5"D. $165 (jimsudalpottery.net)
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