Fields and Lane Glove Giveaway

– Posted in: Tools and Equipment

Fields and Lane contacted me several months ago to introduce me to their new line of gardening gloves. Nadia Ceballos-McLeod, general manager of the glove division, sent me two different gloves, the Flex Gardener and the Forester. If you attended the recent garden blogger meet-up, Seattle Fling, then you received a pair of Flex Gardeners [...]

A Visit to Garden Shoes Online

– Posted in: Tools and Equipment

As I mentioned on Tuesday, this past Friday I visited the facility with bloggers Donalyn, Jenn, Nicki, and Teresa, who is an employee of Gearcor. Carol Yeager is the driving force behind Gearcor, which started out on her dining room table as Muck Boots Online, and has grown to encompass Rain Boots Online, Snow [...]

PlantCam Review and Giveaway

– Posted in: Tools and Equipment

Okay, I'll admit it: the first time I came across the TimeLapse PlantCam, I thought it was a gimmick. But this past September, when I attended the Garden Writers Association annual symposium, a thought struck me as I passed the PlantCam booth at the trade show. I asked the woman at the booth: "Could you [...]

Troy-Bilt Pony Lawn Tractor Review

– Posted in: Tools and Equipment

This year my family tried out the Troy-Bilt Pony Riding Lawn Tractor. Before I tell you what we thought of it, I thought I should explain what we've been used to cutting the grass with, so you know where we're coming from. Since 2002 we've been mowing our lawn and fields with a 15hp DR [...]

Plants vs. Zombies: Game Review

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

PopCap Games sent me a copy of their Plants vs. Zombies computer game. My 12-year-old son agreed to review the game. This is a compilation of his responses to my questions. Plants vs. Zombies is a defense type game. You are defending your house from the Zombies. It starts out easy but gets harder later [...]