Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Organizing products are everywhere - including garden stores, and the souvenir shops from botanical gardens. Here are some of the products I've noticed lately.
Smith & Hawken sells the chalkboard trugs shown above - and a number of other storage products. Update on July 10, 2009: Smith & Hawken is going out of business, and is no longer taking internet orders - so the original link to this product no longer works. You may still be able to buy products at the stores.
And The Gardeners Shop sells Sussex trugs in five sizes. (For those who don't know what a trug is - like me, until 5 minutes ago - it's a broad, shallow wooden gardener's basket, per my Webster's dictionary.)
The Gardener has this lovely bentwood basket.
And the same store has these bird feet bookends made of cast iron. Update on July 15, 2010: I'm having problems with The Gardner's web site, but you can see these bookends at Emmo Home.
Podington Garden Cetre provide this carry mate.
The New York Botanical Garden Shop sells this Metamorphosis porcelain box.
Their finch box is equally noteworthy.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden sells dragonfly hooks. Update on January 9, 2012: It no longer sells these hooks, and I'm not finding these elsewhere, either.
Portland's Rose Garden Store sells this cherry wood pencil box engraved with - big surprise - roses.
Finally, the National Tropical Botanic Garden has orchid stem baskets in three sizes.