Calgary Herald

Gizmos & Gadgets

- compiled by Gerald Vander Pyl

Small-blade hoe

Based on a Dutch design, the

Winged Weeder has a small but

very sharp blade that fits into the

tiniest of spaces, and also cuts on

all three sides. One model even has

a telescopin­g handle that is sturdy

and comfortabl­e. greengate

Lawn repair

Scott’s Turf Builder EZ Seed is the

easy way to fix lawn damage with

a simple shake. It contains a mix of

mulch, lawn fertilizer and grass seeds,

including creeping fescue, perennial

rye grass and Kentucky Blue Grass.

greengate

Bird house

In addition to being one of Ten Thousand

Villages’ fair trade products, this bird house

made in Argentina is also helping raise funds

for Habitat for Humanity. $10 from the sale of

each bird house goes toward the organizati­on

known for building homes around the world.

Ten Thousand Villages

Plant stand

Painted in the traditiona­l style of

El Salvador, this small stool makes a

beautiful plant stand or indoor deco

ration. The wood legs have been left

unfinished on one side to show the

natural beauty of tree bark.

Ten Thousand Villages

High AmazonIron.com’s garden stakes creations ▲ have Calgary-made a multitude of

uses. The sturdy wrought-iron pieces

include corkscrews, obelisks, spirals,

globes, pig tails, tree hooks and hose

guides. The corkscrews range in size from

two to six feet, and can be used individu

ally a trellis. to stake a single plant, or in a row as

Amazon Iron

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