Here it’s already Wednesday and no GP postings! My excuse is that I had a seminar to give yesterday before catching a late night flight to Pullman. Bert (who should have posted Monday) must still be lost in a mai-tai fog somewhere in Hawaii. Or maybe he’s looking for Holly, who’s been AWOL for a week. They’re supposedly at the ASHS meetings. Right.
I’m kind of liking the idea of finding fun new products for the busy gardener. Much to my delight, after Goggling the phrase “best new garden product of 2011” I was introduced to amazing water slices. Here’s the text of the announcement/sales information:
“WINNER OF BEST NEW GARDEN PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AT THE HORTICULTURE WEEK/HTA AWARDS & GARDEN RETAIL AWARDS
“A pack of four amazing water slices – so simple to use, they can retain enough water to keep your plants happy for up to 3 weeks.
“Simply soak each slice in water for 3 hours. Use inside or underneath pot plants, hanging baskets, flower pouches, etc.
“Use in layers, too: one slice=one week’s watering. So three slices will give up to 3 weeks watering.
“Cut to shape – one slice can fit two smaller pot plants.
“An extremely efficient and water-saving product – highly recommended.”
And here’s what a “water slice” looks like:
It’s a sponge.