Gardening 2011

by on March 14, 2011

Check Out These Funky Little Potted Herbs

Bamboo Grow PotsIf you’re craving the tastes of a summer garden in the middle of winter, we’ve come across a delicious solution.

These super cute Bamboo Grow Pots are little boxes of tasty goodness. Even better is that they’re made out of eco-friendly bamboo, a fast-growing plant that doesn’t require pesticides or fertilizers.

Each hand-crafted bamboo pot comes with soil, organic seeds, and a lid. Enjoy fresh basil or zesty mint, or keep your kitchen bright with a colorful snapdragon or sunny wishflower. Don’t throw away the lid when you open your Grow Box—it flips over to become a handy saucer.

Get more than one (great gift idea, anyone?) and keep them all tidy with the sleek, recycled-steel grow rack.

Learn How to Feed Your Favorite Birds

National Wild Bird Feeding MonthWinter can be hard on wild birds, especially in snowy regions where food is often scarce.

February is a perfect time to show your appreciation to these feathered friends—it’s National Wild Bird Feeding Month. Serve up the good stuff and keep these backyard visitors happy and healthy. Here are a few favorites and the foods they love:

  • Blue jay: Peanut kernels and any type of sunflower seed.
  • Cardinal: Sunflower seeds, cracked corn, unsalted nutmeats, and raisins.
  • Chickadee: Black-oil sunflower seeds, peanut kernels, and suet.
  • Finch: Thistle seeds and black-oil sunflower seeds.
  • Native sparrows: Millet, black-oil sunflower seeds, and cracked corn.
  • Nuthatch: Black-oil sunflower seeds and suet.
  • Robin: Any type of fruit.
  • Woodpecker: Suet, sunflower seeds, and peanuts.

Just Say No to Ugly Plant Stakes

Modular Stem Support KitIf there’s one surefire way to detract from a plant’s beauty, it’s propping it up with an ugly, unwieldy support system.

That’s why we like the sleek, adjustable design of the new Modular Stem Support Kit from Lee Valley Tools. This nifty kit lets you create your own custom hoops and shapes, so you’re not trying to jam a plant into a support that doesn’t fit. As plants grow, you can reconnect the pieces of the kit in a new configuration to support the larger plant.

All parts are green so they blend well with foliage, and rounded edges won’t cut into delicate stems.

Perfect for orchids, climbing vines, or thin-stemmed houseplants, this easy-to-use kit will help you give your plants the stylish support they need to stand tall and look their best.

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