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Garden Goods: Easy Solutions for Your Gardening Needs

Try these new planters and garden tools for your spring gardening.
By Stephanie Nelson
March/April 2009
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Orcaboard’s recycled plastic lumber planters are designed for outdoor living. The sleek finish gives your patio, deck or lawn a sophisticated look. $145 to $180, depending on size. (425) 883-2570.

Holding up to 20 plants, the Stack and Grow planter maximizes space and water consumption, and its vertical design lets you grow plants almost anywhere. $40 to $45. (801) 710-8931.

The Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid is an electric automower with a built-in solar panel to extend cutting periods between recharging. Simply set the automower, and it keeps lawns of up to half an acre trimmed, producing short clippings that naturally fertilize. $2,700.

Summit Chemical Company’s barley straw planters house water-loving plants while filtering pond water. Constructed of barley straw, each planter provides up to six months of clean water naturally, without harming plants or wildlife. $19 for 1,500-gallon filtering size. (800) 227-8664.



















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