The Garden of Good and Eco




Recycled Snowboard Picnic Table, Duluxe Adirondack Glider

2. GOT MILK?
Spend a sunny afternoon in the Deluxe Adirondack Glider, a gliding chair made from recycled plastic milk jugs. It comes in six different colors and easily accommodates two. Great for relaxing on the patio with a good book or a good friend. ($639, bytheyard.net)

3. FOLD OUT THE BARREL
Add a hint of sophistication to your patio with the Wine Barrel Stave Chair. These folding recliners are made from aged, recycled oak wine barrels and are perfect to lounge in while sipping a glass of Pinot Noir. ($149 for one, $269 for a set of two, vivaterra.com)

4. BAMBOO-PALOOZA
Add a little eco-style to your compost heap with the Bamboo Composter. Made from 100% natural and sustainably harvested bamboo, it holds up to one cubic yard of lawn trimmings, leaves, or food scraps. Just unroll, and set in your yard—it couldn’t get any easier. ($68.50, store.greenfeet.com)

5. WIGGLE ROOM
Yes, liquefi ed worm poop can help your garden grow. TerraCycle’s Plant Food comes ready to use for both outdoor gardens and large, indoor plants. As a bonus, it’s packaged in a reused two-liter soda bottle, so you can recycle it when it’s empty. ($11.95, dirtworks.net)

6. SAVE IT, DON’T SPRAY IT
Quench your plants’ thirst while conserving water. The Water Miser attaches directly to your hose and offers six different spray levels, so plants get only the amount they need. ($10 to $12, greenhome.com)

7. DON’T BUG ME
Rid your tomato plants of pests with Green Light’s Lawn and Garden Insect Killer. Its organic blend of thyme, clove, and sesame oils repels bugs, and the bottle attaches to your garden hose for easy application. ($14.99, cleanairgardening.com)

8. GLOVE-LY
These Hemp Garden Gloves protect your hands from rosebush thorns and splintery garden tools. The hemp is grown without chemicals or pesticides, and is three to four times more durable than cotton. ($9.95, veganstore.com)

9. HANGING GARDENS
No room for an herb garden? Opt for the Culinary Hanging Herb Basket instead. The recycled-fi ber container comes with soil as well as basil, thyme, oregano, chives, and parsley seeds. Just add water and sunlight to enjoy homegrown herbs in eight weeks. ($23.95, store.greenfeet.com)

10. DIG IT
Apparel company Can You Dig It? uses organic fabrics and eco-friendly dyes to create its plantingthemed duds. Gardening aficionados will get a kick out of the long-sleeved “Mulch Maniac” T-shirt. ($32, canyoudig-it.com)

11. SUPER SOAKER
The Soaker Hose is made from 65% recycled tire rubber and uses 70% less water than the average garden hose. And with its low price and durability, it’s an eco-gardener’s dream tool. ($29.99, conservastore.com)

12. MULCH-O-MATIC
The Flowtron Leaf Eater quickly chops up leaves, grass clippings, pine needles, paper, and other organic waste to use as mulch or compost. Equipped with a motor that runs on household electricity, you can be sure it will keep your lawn and the environment healthy. ($195, naturalgardening.com)

13. CRITTER GIT ’ER
There’s no need to use poisons or other unsavory pest control methods. The Humane Trap lures and safely captures squirrels, weasels, chipmunks, rats, and other small animals—sans maiming or killing. Transport creatures to a more desirable location, so they can frolic in a meadow instead of burrowing in your fl ower beds. ($36.95, abundantearth.com)

14. NIGHT LIGHT
Trade in your garden gnome for the Solar Garden Frog. The cast-resin tchotchke is fi lled with white solar-powered LED lights that charge during the day and cast a subtle glow at night. ($89.52 for a set of two, eco-lights.com)

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