Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
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The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
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A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
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Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
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Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
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Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
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Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
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1) When did you first start gardening?
I first started gardening in college, although I spent my childhood playing in the dirt outside in Miami, Florida, climbing trees, eating loquats from my neighbor’s tree and enjoying mango, citrus and avocado around the neighborhood.
2) What is your favorite plant in the garden?
Magnolia macrophylla, the big leaf magnolia. It looks great in every season, whether it’s covered in buds, leaves, huge fragrant flowers or fruits!
3) What is your proudest gardening moment?
When I germinated seeds of Skimmia reevsiana, the first plant I ever grew from seed.
4) What tool could you not live without in your garden?
5) What inspires you the most?
Seeing plants in their native habitats and then trying similar combinations in my own garden. I am also drawn to fragrant plants and plants that have big leaves or flowers — tall herbaceous plants like Joe-Pye weed, Silphium perfoliatum (which can grow up to 10' tall) and tall perennials in general.
Erica Glasener is a horticulturist, author and lecturer, and has been the award-winning host of HGTV’s A Gardener’s Diary for 14 years. As the host for this popular TV show, she introduced her audience to gardeners, horticulture professionals, specialty plant growers, landscape architects and more from across the country. In July of 2011, she received a Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association for her promotion of perennials through writing and lectures. For over ten years she wrote a column on plants and garden design for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has also written about gardening for Southern Lady Magazine and served as a contributing editor for Fine Gardening. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Farmer’s Almanac and The Green Guide. A frequent guest on regional and national lifestyle radio programs, she enjoys helping people solve garden problems. A popular speaker, she presents lectures at garden shows across the country from Seattle to Epcot. In 2010 she was invited to Homer, Alaska as a speaker. The author of several books, her latest is Proven Plants: Southern Gardens. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia where her garden serves as a test site for many of the plants she writes about. To keep up with her garden activities, you can subscribe for free updates at www.ericaglasener.com or follow her on Twitter @ericaglasener.
You might be surprised at how many plants you already grow that lend themselves for indoor decorations.