Gardens Alive!, whose offerings run the gamut from iron phosphate to prevent slug damage, to Kelp meal to improve soil texture and fertility.
I've personally used the latter, along with the company's insecticidal soap, and maggot fly traps when we had Apple trees in our previous garden.
It's fun to glance through the company's print catalog or visit its website at gardensalive.com to see the unique "green" products it provides. Gardens Alive! also offers a free newsletter, and links to useful organic gardening information.
I think it's time for some "Christmas in July" garden shopping...
Excellent, eco-friendly towels
I’m not kidding. These really are fantastic towels. I received no payment for my first review on this product page. I simply want to share information about some nifty towels.
They’re manufactured with 30% Bamboo fibers. I like the idea of purchasing products made from Bamboo for many reasons, including the fact that Bamboo grows very fast, so it’s renewable and sustainable. Supporting Bamboo agriculture supports maintenance of established rainforests. And Bamboo fiber is strong, very soft, and a wonderful blend with Cotton.
Read more about the benefits of Bamboo in this excellent post from a blogger with The New York Times.
In addition to these eco-benefits, I simply like these towels because:
• They’re very soft, substantial, and warm. When I picked them up in the store, they seemed like the perfect weight, size, and tactile experience. Just right for my guest bathroom.
• Vera Wang designed them. OK, here it comes. I apologize for gushing, but I like just about everything Vera Wang—clothing, household items, whatever. She has a practical, no-nonsense, friendly style that I can’t resist.
• They are white. I almost always buy big, white towels because they can be easily cleaned and sterilized with bleach. Well, of course I had to buy some blue smaller towels for trim.
• The price was reasonable. I honestly can’t remember what I paid, but I remember it was a good sale price. I rarely buy products full price, and if I remember correctly even the regular price was good, considering the quality.
If you’d like to know where I found these towels, send me an email (email@example.com) or leave me a note and I’ll send you a private message, because this is not an ad for that particular retailer. I simply love these towels!