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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,…

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    Top 5 Tools for Beginning Gardeners

    Without spending a lot of money, you can get started gardening or supply a new “recruit” with all the garden tools he or she needs to make gardening fun and easy. It’s tough to narrow my favorite tools down to just five, but I find these gardening tools are the most handy and get the job done.   Pruners Pruners…

  • 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!

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    Product Review: Corona FlexDial Pruners

    *This blog post contains an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way. Spring is pruning season, and we’ve got a big garden full of native roses and other xeric perennial plants that I’m finally able to begin cleaning up…