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    Product Review: Dramm Quick Change Systems

    Even though we plant plenty of waterwise plants in our Southwest gardens, we have to water in times of drought and high heat to get seeds started or new plants established, and for lots of home and garden chores. When you water with a hose, you often have to disconnect and reconnect it to new devices, like a watering wand,…

  • A Taste for Herbs – Book Review

    Herbs are great for growing in the Southwest for three good reasons. First – so many of the herbs we use come to us from the rocky dry hillsides of the eastern Mediterranean and they are used to periods of hot, dry weather. Second, many herbs have been cultivated for 5,000 years or more, and cuttings of the herbs that…

  • Potlifter – Product Review

    Back in 2008, I (Jacqueline) saw an interesting device called “Potlifter” at a trade show. I was glad that the company owner was willing to send me one to test — and then I was delighted! My husband and I became immediate fans!

  • A-Z EZ Caddy and garden pruning

    Product Review: Easy Garden Cleanup With A-Z EZ Caddy

    Do you get tired of the mess left behind when you prune back your plants? I confess that I do, and no matter how hard I try, there are always clippings left behind on the ground despite my best efforts pick them all up. It also takes a toll on my back by bending down to prune and then having…

  • Product Review: Tula Hats

    I enjoy spending time out in the garden, but the intense sun of the Southwest isn’t good for my fair skin, so wearing a hat is a must for me. I’ve worn many different types of hats and have never found just the right one that is fashionable while offering decent sun protection, until now. Tula Hats is a company…