What we love for summer
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
Globe Outdoor accent with wireless LED light
Cordless and rechargeable, waterproof and durable, we adore this unique energy efficient indoor/ outdoor lamp. It diffuses a pleasant light that adds a new decorative dimension to your space. Perfect for brightening up backyard barbecues and setting a romantic atmosphere pool-side or on the water; it is designed to thrive in bad weather. It's also portable and easy to move. Seven colour modes (white, green, red, blue, orange, purple and turquoise) stay lit for six to eight hours per charge. Sold online only by Home Depot $296
The authentic source for natural ionized water.
The Rainmaker H2O creates a measurable increase in water’s ability to hydrate plant and animal tissues, penetrate soils and conserve water. Fruits and vegetables grow faster and healthier, have a higher BRIX reading and taste great. Plants watered with Rainmaker H20 also require less water. The device does not use filtration or additives of any kind and therefore requires no maintenance or filter cartridges. A full house model is also available through cwet.ca. $275 Pruning and Training
Featuring more than 800 plants and step-by-step instructions on pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants, this comprehensive guide is freshly redesigned to help cultivate your perfect garden. Using a practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, information is displayed in an easy-to-follow format with annotated illustrations that carefully guides readers through specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing, pollarding for trees, pinch pruning for shrubs and basic training techniques for climbers. An essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence. $29