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by on June 3, 2010

Cool New Idea for Containers

PotHoles  Drainage Disks Are you sick of water draining straight out the bottom of your containers and staining your newly finished deck? Sure, there are saucers, but it’s not good for your plants’ roots to let water sit in saucers—and it’s a pain to drain them constantly.

That’s why we’re intrigued by a creative new solution to this age-old problem. PotHoles Drainage Disks fit easily into the bottom of pots. The disks are made from hydroponic rocks that hold moisture and improve airflow to plant roots. The rocks come in a durable mesh pouch so you can reuse them every year.

And if you buy online, 5 percent of all sales go to support lung cancer research—so you’re doing good for those fighting cancer while also doing good for your deck.

Fresh salads made from garden veggies make our mouth water. If you’re bored with the same old standbys, though, kick it up a notch and add some new ingredients. Pass the pansies, please.

Edible flowers add a touch of the exotic to your meals, and they’re great eye candy—literally. Give these edible flowers a try:

Pretty Tasty: Edible Flowers
BorageBorage
This 2- to 4-foot-tall annual has purplish blue, star-shaped flowers that add a cucumber taste to salads, dips, and cold soups. Or freeze flowers in ice cubes to float in drinks.
Calendula Calendula
Also known as pot marigold, this annual grows up to 20 inches tall, with pale yellow to deep orange flowers. Its petals add color to scrambled eggs, cheeses, and rice.
Chamomile Chamomile
This annual grows 1 to 2 feet tall in full sun. The sweet apple flavor and fragrance m
Cool New Idea for Containers
PotHoles  Drainage Disks Are you sick of water draining straight out the bottom of your containers and staining your newly finished deck? Sure, there are saucers, but it’s not good for your plants’ roots to let water sit in saucers—and it’s a pain to drain them constantly.

That’s why we’re intrigued by a creative new solution to this age-old problem. PotHoles Drainage Disks fit easily into the bottom of pots. The disks are made from hydroponic rocks that hold moisture and improve airflow to plant roots. The rocks come in a durable mesh pouch so you can reuse them every year.

And if you buy online, 5 percent of all sales go to support lung cancer research—so you’re doing good for those fighting cancer while also doing good for your deck.

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