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Windowsill Herb Garden & Plant Accessories?

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I have a small windowsill garden where I am growing a few herbs like basil and that sort of thing. I need a source for small potted plant accessories like miniature tomato cages or trellises because my herbs are getting tall and the garden center, nursery, Target, all those type of stores don’t have anything for small pots, only large garden plants. There must be a source somewhere for small sized garden accessories. I do not want to move these plants outside as I have many animals around that will eat them and I don’t have a yard to plant them in. I also don’t want to junk the pots up by sticking in things like chopsticks. I want them to look nice, just miniature versions of what one would find in a garden outside. I actually looked at a dollhouse website and found some trellises but they are really expensive! Any other sources would be greatly appreciated!

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If a non-mercury thermometer is placed in boiling water but does not break, can the substance inside leak out?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Garden-Accessories/Wilko-General-Purpose-Thermometer/invt/0056334

The water had been cooling for several minutes before I put the thermometer in.
The maximum possible reading was 50C (120F) – when I put it in the water, in went right up to 50C. I didn’t notice any leak around it, but I wonder if it could vaporize and leak out and if that is dangerous?
Afterwards, the water was still completely clear (the substance in the thermometer is red), the thermometer was not physically broken, and I poured the water down the sink. Should that be okay?

It is a non-mercury thermometer.

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Solar Power. Does it store energy? I don't really understand..?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

so we have a bunch of garden accessories outside, and they only light up at night time. They have solar panels on them, so obviously they absorb light during the day right? But that also means that it must be stored for it to turn on at night.

So what if your house was solar powered? Wouldn’t the solar energy be stored also? Meaning it would only power your home at night and not the day?

I’m not sure if I understand how that works. The photovaltaic cells convert light into electricity, so wouldn’t that mean the garden fixtures would be on all day also?

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what is the most famous furniture brand in Europe now ?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Specially home decoration, indoor furniture and garden accessories.

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Buy Lawn and Garden Accessories ?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I want To Buy Lawn And Garden Accessories. Can any one suggest Me Good Site To Buy..

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I'm looking for a nice suggestive name for a bussiness with lawn & garden accessories?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I’m going to start a sideline business ,selling lawn & garden accessories,I need a trade name for the business and I’m open to any suggestions for something suitable

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Garden Lanterns Are Elegant Gardening Gifts

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

There are many different kinds of garden lanterns, and in fact, with the amount of outdoor lighting to choose from it can be very overwhelming. There are hanging lanterns of all descriptions, from Chinese lantern styles to more traditional, and just about everything in between. There are also some really nice ‘candle’ style lanterns, that will sit on the rail around your deck, or on your patio table. The cool thing about these is that while they give off the soft flickering glow of a candle, they are in fact an electric or battery operated light.

For garden lanterns, there are post lights as well. These are probably the best for outdoor lighting in your garden, and they come in a number of varieties. Some are like lamp posts, which can illuminate your way if you like to do some night gardening, and there are stake lights. Stake lights you simply push into the ground where you want them, for instance to allow you to walk around without stumbling into your plants. It can be a cool way to allow guests to enjoy the ‘fruits’ of your labor.

Now there are basically three different power sources for garden lanterns. One of them are regular electric outdoor lighting. You have two options with these, one is hooking them directly into you home’s electric grid, either by direct wiring, or by plugging them into an outlet. While these are great, there are a few draw backs. One is that you have to turn them on, and the other, they can suck electricity. The other way is with battery operated lights, and of course, you have to change the batteries, and you have to turn them on. Now you can buy a timer, which you can set to come on automatically for both of these.

Now instead of dealing with all the hassles of regular garden lanterns, the best idea for outdoor lighting is the solar powered lantern. While the initial cost can be a little higher, there are many advantages over the others. One big reason to buy these is that they won’t draw on your power bill, and you never have to worry about changing batteries again! Instead of drawing electricity from a battery or your house, these gather energy from the sun. There are two different kinds of solar lights. You can find many different kinds of lights that have small built in panels, that draw the sun’s energy during the day, store it and then turn on the lights at night. You also have sets with a separate panel, so you can place the lights anywhere around your garden, as long as the panel is in direct sun.

The other really nice thing about solar powered garden lanterns is that you never have to worry about turning them on, setting some kind of timer, or even not having them in a power outage! The new state of the art solar powered outdoor lighting systems use LED lights, which draw very little power, and these lamps can keep your walkways lit for up to twelve hours on a single charge. So stop wasting your money, as well as precious energy, and pick up some of these lights instead. Mother Nature will thank you. 😉

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Choosing Your Own Outdoor Garden Lighting

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

A well tended lawn full of flowers and attractively maintained shrubs can transform the appearance of your house into a beautiful, welcoming space that people will admire. Gardens have been a universal symbol of peaceful beauty and a restful haven since ancient times, and gardening is one the nation’s most popular hobbies. There is something deeply satisfying in being able to relax in your own garden.

There are all sorts of different ways to bring out the natural charm of your garden. Outdoor garden lighting can accentuate the beauty of your outdoor space, and gives your garden an enchanting allure during the evening hours. The soft glow of carefully placed garden lighting will frame your house with its illumination and make your garden look especially picturesque at night. Not only that, it can be a security light for your house when it’s dark outside.

There are various types of outdoor garden lighting that are readily available in the market, including high quality varieties that are surprisingly affordable. You can even design your own garden lighting, or consider hiring a garden designer or landscaper to give you options to choose from. You can decide amongst a wide variety of designs and sizes of the lighting that you want to have placed in your garden.

Here are some basic outdoor garden lighting types that you can find at any home improvement store or lighting shop near your area:

• Accent lights. This type of outdoor garden lighting is used to highlight a part or your garden or lawn. If you have a favorite spot in your garden or a piece of sculpture in your outdoor area that you feel is a particular showstopper, you can use an accent light to make it stand out.

• Path lights. You can install an outdoor light to accentuate your pathway or walkway. Lights of this sort generally need to be placed at a high spot, so that a wider area is illuminated for the safety of those who might walk along the path. Most path lights actually come with a post for this purpose, and can make your garden pathway really lovely at night, outlined with glimmering lights that hang from decorative posts.

• Spot lights. This type of outdoor garden lighting is also known as area or flood lights. They cover a wider area of your garden, and can also serve as a security light because of its wide coverage.

• Security lights. This is a safety light that will prevent trespassers or robbers that are roaming in your area from entering your house. The preferred spot for these garden lights is near your front door or entry way. This is a good way to dissuade most people from stepping into your yard uninvited.

• Step lights. This outdoor garden light makes your steps visible during the evening hours when it’s dark outside. This is a form of safety light that will prevent you from tripping on outdoor steps during a dark night. (No matter how beautiful the garden, it can be hard to fully appreciate its charms when you’ve fallen flat on your face!)

Remember to choose lights that complement your garden and outdoor space. The internet is a very helpful tool in finding a great design that matches your particular garden, and if you aren’t certain what you have in mind, you can always find a lot of ideas in websites that focus on gardening. Perhaps the most basic benefit of garden lighting is that your garden’s beauty is able to be appreciated even at night. Now you can tell your friends that they can admire your garden a full 24 hours a day! 😉

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Gardening Gifts And Roosters?

Friday, September 4th, 2009

As weathervanes, of course.  These gardening gifts are used to display the wind direction and are usually made out of metals like bronze, cast iron, or copper.  Weathervanes are always a big hit for those who have a naked roof on their home, garage, shed or barn.  Placed on top cupolas, roof tops, or over the fireplace mantel, these gardening gifts are giving homes and businesses a unique look that creates curb appeal with pizazz.  Smaller weathervanes are perfect for gazebos and sheds.  Rooftop weathervanes are generally made from steel, aluminum or copper.  Steel weathervanes are very strong and many are crafted with powder coat finishes for protection from the elements.  These gardening gifts can easily be found at home and garden retailers.

Garden weathervanes add an extra personal touch as gardening gifts.  You may also display them indoors over fireplace mantels, on window sills, mounted on the wall or on a display base on the floor.  It is not uncommon to find weathervanes in places of business, allowing such a property to reflect an element of personal expression.  When displayed with the appropriate accoutrement and placed correctly, these gardening gifts come alive, becoming kinetic sculptures flowing smoothly in the breeze.

Choose from a variety of styles and mounting options to enrich and personalize any location.  Complete weathervane components include the ornament, directionals, a rod, spacer balls, and mounting hardware.  Many weathervanes give you mounting options—you can install your weathervane just about anywhere you would like.  Roof mounts adjust to a roof’s specific pitch.  Garden mounts allow for several inches to be implanted firmly into the ground.  Post mounts are useful for mounting weathervanes on vertical surfaces.  Deck mounting hardware secures the weathervane to horizontal surfaces.

Winds are gardening gifts, too.   Wind helps crops pollinate and knowing which way it blows can help determine where and even when to plant. Winds from the south are generally warmer and can bring in more moisture.  Winds from the north are colder and can suggest a cold front is moving into the area.  Weathervanes not only tell you where the wind is coming from, but also indicate how strong the wind is blowing.  The best place for them is up high if you wish to get a good wind reading.  The weathervanes that are lower to the ground do not always give the best wind direction readings because of swirling winds, but they will really add that special fun touch to the outdoor garden decor.  So please think wisely before adding one to the garden.  Look around and make sure that you have a clear wind path to the weathervane. If not, it will be used as part of the outdoor garden decor.

When choosing weathervanes as gardening gifts, keep in mind the pastimes, hobbies and interests of the recipient.  There is a wide choice of letter styles and adornments, with designs dating back to early colonial settlements.  Rooftop weathervanes come in multiple styles including horses, tractors, nautical designs, different birds, and trains, just to name a few.  Hundreds of standard designs are available, and custom designed weathervanes may also be made to special order.

Weathervanes are precisely balanced so that they will turn into even a light breeze, so you may know the direction of the wind.   Weathervanes are a traditional way of decorating the roofline of a building; they also have the practical purpose of indicating wind direction.  Today, weathervanes are a piece of moving architectural decor that has a purpose.  Homeowners agree that weathervanes are too beautiful to be kept only on high rooftops.  They make perfect gardening gifts for everyone on your list.  In fact, did you know that Thomas Jefferson afixed the weathervane at Monticello to a pointer in the ceiling beneath it, so he could see the direction of the wind from inside his home.  I wonder if it had a rooster on top?  😉

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Gardening Tools As Gifts, Really?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Of course, they make excellent gardening gifts. Gardening tools are an important part of every gardener’s life. Having the right tools means that your gardener is prepared, happy, and ready to do almost anything. Ergonomic tools are great gardening gifts as well. They make gardening easier on the knees and back. The right tools can mean the difference between hours of gardening pleasure and painful, back-breaking work. Invest in a few quality tools and your time in the garden will be far more rewarding.

Gardening tools are so varied, but which one do you need? Hand gardening tools are a must and you cannot do without them. Most people are aware of the traditional hand gardening tools that include things like a small shovel, hoe and weeders. Today, there are more choices than ever to get those special gardening gifts. Many of these tools are unique and offer even the weekend gardener a convenient way to take care of a garden.

Shovels, spades and trowels are the basics. A shovel is used for scooping loose materials, such as sand, while a spade is made for digging. D-shaped handles make it easier to lift what you have dug or scooped. Look for forged metal with a sharp digging edge. A trowel is a mini-spade, for planting annuals and perennials. A spading fork is used for turning over soil and compost. A square spade is used for turning over existing beds, and planting large plants.

In earlier days, garden tools resembled those used on a farm. They were not so great as gardening gifts and we had to make due with them, regardless of their size. Today, there are specialized tools to fit any job. We have composters, laser levels, seed spoons, planting tools, augers for digging holes for bulbs, spreaders for fertilizers, hoes, axes, loppers, pruning shears, trimmers, forks for weeding, sheers, digging tined forks and cultivators, just to name a few. You may want to consider electric tools for gardening gifts as well. Cordless gardening tools can cut the job in half and make the work easier with less effort. They are also very easy to clean. Just wipe with a clean cloth.

Seats and benches that you can sit on to take care of the garden make good gardening gifts too. These benches should be easy to fold up and carry around the yard, as well as be low enough to the ground to work the soil. Don’t forget that your gloves are tools too. They need to be thick enough to avoid getting stickers, yet flexible enough to garden with.

Selecting hand garden tools that are appreciated as gardening gifts just takes a little research. Once you have your tools, please make sure to take care of them so that they lead long and useful lives. Many people do not treat their tools well, not realizing that proper maintenance means easier work. Now, you are ready to get busy with your new, sleek garden tools that slice through the ground like a knife through butter. The gardening tools of yesteryear are now engineered with precision and durability. Get yourself a good set. You don’t want to be like the carpenter without a hammer, do you?  😉

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