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January 2018 Picks for the gardener

Author: Editorial Staff
Issue: January, 2018, Page 130
UP, UP AND AWAY
Sit back, relax and daydream an adventure from poolside or patio. The Russel love seat inspires flights of fancy with plush cushions beneath a whimsical parachute canopy. Crafted of steel and polyethylene to endure Southwestern summers. 86.5" H by 79.75"W. $5,500 (kennethcobonpue.com)

EARLY BIRD SPECIALIndulge your avian friends during the lean winter months with solid-seed Songbird Tweets Cupcakes. Each treat provides a bird-friendly snack filled with a variety of favorites, including pecans, golden raisins, black oil sunflower seeds and apple. The confections, which are easily hung on branches by a jute loop, turn your backyard into a hot pit stop for chirping visitors making their way through town. Each set features four 3.5"H by 3.75"W cupcakes. $25 (gardeners.com)

PricklY PAGESThe perfect solution for low-maintenance botanical decor, easy-to-care-for cacti and succulents instantly add contemporary chic and spiny style. “Prick” (Mitchell Beazley Publishers) explores more than 100 undemanding plants, best care methods and creative styling tips that will transform your home—no matter how green your thumb may be. With profiles on multiple cactus varieties; the etymology of each; and tips on lighting, temperature and styling, the beautifully photographed pages of this volume are as visually appealing as they are informative. $20 (amazon.com)
HANDY HELPThe Wrotter—from a Dutch word meaning “tough worker”—by Sneeboer was created to remove weeds from tight spaces, such as raised garden beds, without disturbing neighboring plants. Its unique design enables you to grab unwanted plants by their roots and extract them with angled prongs, easily capturing the entire root system. Handcrafted in Holland and forged with durable stainless steel and a cherry wood handle, the Wrotter will last for many gardening seasons to come. $48 (whiteflowerfarm.com)


HANG IN THEREHandblown glass terrarium pendants are a new take on indoor ecosystems, literally bringing greenery to a lofty new level. Just add your favorite light-loving plants and soil to create a world beyond the table top. Available in three sizes ranging from 9"H by 8"W to 14"H by 9"W. $750-$800 (tracygloverstudio.com)
'BOWL'ED OVER
Liven up the kibble with fashionable dishware that adds a dash of modern design. This line of pet accessories packs an unexpected graphic punch that’s contemporary; chic; and dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe. Available in a selection of bowls and treat jars for dogs and cats. $13-$20 (crateandbarrel.com)
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