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The Flower Book

Ex­plore 60 flow­ers with lush macropho­tog­ra­phy that show­cases the de­tails of each bloom. Por­traits in­clude quick-ref­er­ence pro­files with tips for choos­ing the best blooms, care for cut stems, ar­rang­ing rec­om­men­da­tions, col­ors, shapes, and even grow­ing tips to trans­form the home, from yard to table­top. The Flower Book shows how to de­sign and build 30 cus­tom flo­ral ar­range­ments. Plus, a step-by-step tech­nique sec­tion walks be­gin­ners through the ba­sics of fo­liage and fillers, bou­quets and ar­range­ments. A per­fect gift for any­one who loves flow­ers. $50

Jackson Pot­ting Bench

This must-have ad­di­tion to your sun room or gar­den shed, is crafted of Chi­nese fir wood and fea­tures three tiers of shelv­ing. Use it to prep pot­ted plants for your gar­den, or pull up a stool to in­tri­cately groom your prized Bon­sai trees. It fea­tures a spa­cious top workspace, re­mov­able sink, two open shelves for ad­di­tional stor­age and a large drawer for ac­ces­sories. Avail­able on­line with free ship­ping through Way­fair.ca. $219

Bud­dha wa­ter fea­ture

A clas­sic and time­less de­sign that will add to any out­door space. This polyresin foun­tain with LED lights is ideal for a med­i­ta­tion gar­den. The foun­tain mea­sures 13" x 13" x 26" and weighs 16 lbs. Re­quires win­ter stor­age. Sold on­line only by Home De­pot. $235

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