Keeping the garden tidy requires a few deft moves with the right tools, and, time and again over the seasons, shrub rakes are... Read more »
Entire books have been written on the science of making compost, but it isn’t as hard as people think. In five easy steps, you... Read more »
Weeding, pruning, and raking all make a huge difference in the appearance of a garden, but, to finish the job, you have to rou... Read more »
The Fiskars® aluminum shrub rake features a slim head with uniquely tapered tines that are perfect for reaching into tight spac... Read more »
Our Eco Bin Composter features an easy-to-assemble, easy-to-use design that can simplify and speed the composting process. It i... Read more »
Our HardShell® Kangaroo® Gardening Container is perfect for all your outdoor cleanup needs — whether you’re gathering yard and... Read more »
Are school fundraiser ideas keeping you up at night? A unique handmade art piece that represents your school is sure to be a p... Read more »
Creating beautiful and personal touches does not have to be difficult, especially when you have great designs to work with! Read more »
Recycle and give a new life to some of your old T-shirts Read more »
Teresa Collins is a top craft celebrity who has been featured numerous times on My Craft Channel, HSN, QVC and DIY network, wel... Read more »
Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
By creating a few simple tags, you won’t be caught at the fabric store not knowing what fabrics or yardage you have in your st... Read more »
A brocade drawstring pouch can be a beautiful and luxurious accessory or gift. Read more »
Transform a simple hoodie into a super simple unicorn costume and take the stress and pressure out of making a complicated Hal... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Serrated Fabric Shears sense blade separation an... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Try some new punches out and make some cards to celebrate World Card Making Day! Read more »
A personalized Duck Tape® crown is quick and easy to make with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors. It is a fun way to cele... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
Transform a basic jacket into something personal and unique. Read more »
Create a simple reusable calendar to plan all of your back to school activities. Read more »
Creating a miniature collage with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors is a great way to use up any last bits of Duck Tape® yo... Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Designed for all-purpose cutting through a range of craft materials that incorporate glue, tape and other sticky adhesives, our... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through a range of craft materials that incorporate glue, tape and other sticky adhesives, our... Read more »
Does your eye twitch? If so, I have a prescription for you.
To relieve yourself of the world’s ills, you could spend thirty minutes meditating or practicing yoga, and that would be good. Or, you could spend the same amount of time in a garden. A few moments spent weeding, deadheading, or simply sitting and having a cup of coffee, is probably the closest any of us comes to heaven on Earth. If you don’t have a garden, don’t despair. Simply stop on your way home at a public botanic garden or arboretum, sit on a bench and just “be.”
Our generation is wired like never before. From the moment we get up in the morning until we lay our heads on our pillows at night, we are surrounded by technology. While scientists still debate the effect this has on the human psyche, we can all feel our minds and bodies begging for some serious down time. Computers, smartphones and the Internet are supposed to make our lives easier, but sometimes, I wonder if we’re in a race to keep up with our gadgets. I love my iPhone and my laptop, but unless I’m waiting on an important call, I often leave both inside when I walk out my back door. Who needs ringtones when you can have birdsong instead?
Walk the pathways while touching leaves and flowers as your pass by. Breathe deeply and remember, at your core, you are a spiritual being and so much more than one more deadline. Your blood pressure will go down, and if you do a bit of weeding while outside, you’ll also burn a few calories. Grab a spade, or a weeder and kneel next to the bed or border spending some quality time breathing in the scents of roses and lavender, soil and sun. I swear sunshine has its own distinct scent just as rain does. Crumble the soil beneath your fingers. Notice the warm rocks lining the beds or pathways. Sit and turn your face toward the sun and drink in how good it feels to be alive.
All around you, the garden hums with the sound of life. Frogs croak, bees buzz, and birds sing sweet lullabies to their babies. Why not join them? The garden awaits.