Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Loretta Bird Feeder - Lazy Hill Farm Designs by Good Directions

(google image of the cedar roof style. copper roof feeder pic coming soon)

Just up  ~ this artful feeding station. And the birds love it. It is made in America – a Lazy Hill designed feeder- of a maintenance free composite PVC base. (sits on a 4×4 post) It arrived fully assembled, measuring 11”L x 11”W x 26”H. With a bright and cheery copper roof, this feeder holds 3 lb. of seed. The arches add a contemporary touch; all features of this design work nicely together

About Good Directions
Founded in 1982, Good Directions, Inc. designs and manufactures high-end home and garden accents for homeowners who want to raise the experience of outdoor living to an art form, including weathervanes, cupolas, bird feeders, fire bowls, rain chains, etc. Working closely with local artisans, they ensure a high quality product and an excellent consumer experience, while striving to provide innovative new products to help retailers grow within the evolving outdoor industry.

Good Directions provided this bird feeder 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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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“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

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.

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Miriam Drennan

Thomas Nelson

Hardcover: 224 pages

Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Book Description

Come to the garden alone, and fill your soul with His presence.

There’s nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It’s the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world into His loving arms of beauty and serenity. Devotions from the Garden takes you to that place where senses are restored as dewdrops settle and butterflies gather to witness the miracles of God’s creation bloom and grow. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with the elements of the garden to help you see God, to sense His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day. Included are striking photographs with a fresh, contemporary design for timeless appeal.

About the Author

Miriam Drennan is the author of Devotions for the Beach and the Days You Wish You Were There and Soar Above the Madness: Surviving Office Politics Without Losing Your Mind, Your Job, or Your Lunch. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she enjoys gardening and playing with words. Drop her a line at http://www.that-writer.com.

My review: 

This book has many beautiful photographs to go with the devotions. It’s the photos that really make this book stand out. There are ninety devotion/chapter titles and each one has a Bible verse, devotion, and prayer format. Each can be read in a few minutes but more time may be needed to ponder over them. The devotions are perfectly written for a gardener or nature lover. The book has a ribbon bookmark and a gifting page at the beginning (To: From: ) This book would make a great Mother’s Day gift. 

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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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