Perfect pairs

Here are items you can cross-merchandise to bolster profits.

Echinacea x ‘Snow Cone’ (Intrinsic Perennial Gardens)
Evercurb (Rubber Resources)

Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc. has introduced a great new anchor for perennial gardens, Echinacea x ‘Snow Cone’ PPAF. This hybrid has Echinacea tennessensis as one of its parents, giving the plant better longevity and hardiness in the garden. Bright white petals surround chartreuse cones, and the plant grows 24 inches tall and wide. Meanwhile, Rubber Resources has crafted Evercurb, a stellar product to use as a border in the perennial garden. It replicates stamped concrete curbing in an easy DIY form. With an elegant look and a built-in mower edge, this curbing will look great in a display and in the landscape. www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com; www.stopmulching.com


Biodynamic Raised-bed & Garden Boutique (Farmer D Organics)
Ergonomic tools (ErgoDig)

Farmer D Organics has introduced a kit that contains everything necessary to create the now-vastly-popular raised bed garden, including all-natural products in the housing materials, the compost, the planting mix and the fertilizer. To tend the bed, ErgoDig’s comprehensive collection of ergonomic, ash wood-handled lawn and garden tools will definitely fill the bill. Each of the 40 garden tools in the line features a distinctive wooden handle with an angle at a degree consistent with the human arm. The angled-handle design has a patent pending based upon ergonomics to alleviate arm and wrist stress on the part of the user. www.farmerd.com; www.ergodig.com


Ruby Anniversary Abelia (Proven Winners ColorChoice)
ColorPoint Telescoping Loppers (Dramm)

Ruby Anniversary Abelia from Proven Winners ColorChoice is a hot new shrub that has dark, glossy foliage that produces ruby-red new growth and fall color. It is long-blooming with clusters of salmon pink buds, white flowers and soft pink bracts from mid-summer until frost. The fragrant flowers are a butterfly magnet. For your customer’s shrub garden pruning needs, Dramm’s The ColorPoint Telescoping Lopper is perfect for even bigger cutting tasks. Simply turn and pull the handles to extend the length of the lopper insuring an easier cut for farther away pruning; the handles extend from 24 inches to 31 inches.
www.provenwinners.com; www.dramm.com

June 2011
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