Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Grow happiness in small spaces…

GROW GARDENS are seed gardening kits created locally in Georgia by the Backyard Safari Company. The egg carton kits contain everything needed for the project. A very easy project for mom and a fun one for kids. Good for a classroom project. Also a good gift choice. Shown below are the two kits we tried. We have tiny little plants making their way up at this time. Best to do this project when you have the time to water frequently and provide sun. And shelter. We had a breeze upset our Salsa garden (replanted and all ok) so a sheltered area is a good idea シ

 

Salsa Garden

Grow Salsa comes with 6 packages of Heirloom Seeds, Starter Soil, Salsa Recipes, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Pencil & 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Seeds included: Roma Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Cilantro, Verde Tomatillos, Scallions, Beefsteak Tomatoes

 

Colors Flower Garden

Grow Colors comes with 6 packages of Heirloom Seeds, Starter Soil, Flower Pressing & Drying Guide, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Pencil & 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Seeds included: Orange Marigolds, Rainbow Zinnias, Pink Cosmos, Golden Sunflowers, Blue Bachelors Buttons, Red & Yellow Nasturtiums

Visit their site for even more fun Grow Gardens, like the Cocktail Garden and the Pizza Garden.

Backyard Safari Company provided Grow Gardens to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

From the founders of the popular gardening blog The Horticult comes a guide to the window box, the container garden that is by far the most accessible for any skill level, space, or quality of light. The 16 indoor and outdoor projects range from succulents to veggies, and showcase a variety of full sun- and shade-loving foliage. Bright photography and a thorough introduction to soil, watering, and plant varieties make this a great primer for anyone who’s green to gardening.

Hardcover, 176 pages

February 2018

There are sixteen different window box designs in the book, each with care instructions and steps for set-up. The plants used for each project have the names included and the book has many beautiful color photos. I am making the herb garden box. The detox box and the ice box are next in line. It is a cute little rectangle book ( almost 6×9 )) that would be great for home school science, for a house warming gift, or to reference while greening up a small space in your home. 

The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Read Full Post »

Perfect for the garden, and also fun at the beach, the Green Toys™ Watering Can is a classic set that encourages kids to help take care of the world around them. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, the Watering Can features an easy-to-pour spout and cotton rope carrying handle, making it frustration-free for little gardeners. The set, which includes a rake and shovel, is great for spending time together outside, and kids will love helping and playing alongside the grownups to watch their garden grow. And…it’s even fun in the tub!

 

My Review:

This toy is made from recycled milk containers. SAFE being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free.

Comes securely packaged in an all cardboard box with No unnecessary plastic waste.(love this!)

NO batteries needed. Recommended for ages 18 months +, my 2 year old reviewer enjoyed this watering can, rake, and shovel. Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges. I like the look of the rope handle. It works fine; as you can tell from the pic,  it is only meant to hold a small amount of water. (kinda wish we could get a little more watering from it)

I recommend shopping Green Toys for safe, fun, and educational toys.

I received a Green Toys® Watering Can to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »

The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity

Available February 9, 2016 from Ten Speed Press. Paper back, 224 pages.

#1 New Release on Amazon

For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees.

My review: A bit too detailed on bees and kinda boring on blooming plants; I found the first two-thirds of the book like a cloudy day. Chapter 5, Designing Your Bee Garden, was when the sun came out. It had the most interesting reading of the book. I would have liked it if the earlier information was somehow presented differently. I especially liked the little section in Chapter 6 called Citizen Science which lists 5 different research projects for everyday people to participate in. Regional plant lists are located in the back of the book. Full color photographs were wonderful.

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Read Full Post »

“Life is some real serious stuff. So we each retreat to our own sanctuaries to relax, regenerate & replenish our body, mind & soul. I believe Garden Art should be Amusing, Inspirational & Expressive. It should help you smell those roses and compel you to smile. And I believe you should enjoy it for life!”

— Michael Gentilucci
(Sculptor & co-founder of Designer Stone, Inc.)

Review: Zen Creations

Meditating Lion (Large)

An original Garden Art piece by Michael Gentilucci. It’s solid cast-stone (concrete) and sealed for outdoor use.  It measures 3″ tall by 2.5″ wide and weighs 1/2 lb. Chinese Characters are etched on the back of the lion’s robe. (Courage)

Hand-crafted and made in the USA.

More Zen creatures available. Which do you connect with? Visit their Etsy site and the DS Garden Shop website for more original sculptures and enjoy a 10% discount with the code “thankyou” at checkout.

Notes From Dawn received the Meditating Lion from DS Garden Shop in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »

Personalized handmade wood furniture and toys

Reclaimed Barnwood & Copper Butterfly House

Handmade. 

Nothing New Used.

12 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 4 inches deep.

P1140852

Butterfly house is beautiful in the garden. Warm weather and flowers needed.

No garden truly blooms until butterflies have danced upon it – K. D’Angelo

Do butterflies really use them? “Unfortunately, no. While so-called butterfly boxes can be attractive, and do little harm, studies have shown that butterflies do not use them in any way.” North American Butterfly Association 

Notes From Dawn received the reclaimed wood butterfly house from One Little Monkey Wood Shop in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »

The WheelEasy™ LE is a compact and economical collapsible yard cart. It’s the ideal product for yard work ranging from collecting weeds to spreading bark, moving gravel or rocks or even pruning. Seriously … this tool will make the work easier.

P1090060

P1090064

I received the WheelEasy™LE from Allsop Home & Garden to try at my new yard in North Carolina. It has been helpful in removing rocks and hauling mulch and plants. This wheelbarrow style cart is designed for light yard work handling up to 150 pounds. The body is made of canvas so no mixing concrete here guys! It maneuvers easily and it’s not as cumbersome as a traditional wheelbarrow. Unlike the traditional wheelbarrow, the WheelEasy™LE lowers all the way to the ground for easy loading. It’s easy to use and takes up less space in the garage. 

P1080909

On the downside, the thing that I found that could use improvement would be the angle of the handles. In order to keep stuff in, I have to bend slightly and that’s not the best thing for a back. I am 5’5″ and I can’t use the WheelEasy™LE with a straight back because the cart would be raised too high and the contents would fall out. The larger WheelEasy™ has a longer frame span and I would judge that would make standing upright easier. The front tire has gone flat several times and the canvas already has a few rips.

I received the WheelEasy™LE from Allsop Home & Garden to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »