New Rain Barrels!

Stylish, New Rain Barrels now in stock!

With over 50 lakes in our neck of the woods, most people in North Idaho are not troubled by a lack of water! 

For some though, who get their water from an underground spring or shallow well, extra water for irrigating plants may be a challenge. Years ago before we drilled a well on our property, I remember conserving water by taking 5 min. showers and plugging up the drain so that I could bucket the water I had collected out to water my flower beds! ( Some people will do just about anything for their Gardens) In the middle of a heat wave we were always cautious to conserve water so that our spring would not dry up. I remember making many trips from the tub to the Garden!

When I saw these stylish Rainbarrels, I knew there must be some gardener out there, in my past situation, who could use one of these!

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New Orgainic Earthboxes!

Welcome to EarthBox®

The World’s Most Revolutionary Gardening System!

Acting on the laws of nature, the EarthBox facilitates the movement of nutrients from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration. When the EarthBox is set up, the fertilizer stripe is placed on top of the potting mix-creating an area of high nutrient concentration. At this time, the potting mix around the roots of the growing plant has no fertilizer. When water is added, the moist potting mix slowly conducts the diluted nutrients down the concentration gradient to the plant roots,which absorb optimal amounts of nutrients at any given time. 

The EarthBox’s plastic cover drastically reduces the water evaporation rate and returns condensed water vapor to the potting mix. As the plants draw water from the reservoir, they consume only what they need to stay healthy. Plants cannot be over-watered or under-watered if the reservoir is kept full. The plastic cover also prevents fertilizer from being diluted or washed away by rain.

Many of our customers have come back to us asking for refills, and this year we will have them! We are stocking the Organic Kits and Replant kits!

New Coolaroo Shade Sails for your yard!

Fun, Colorful, Shade Sails coming this Spring!

These lively jolts of color can be easily installed to transform any yard into your backyard oasis! Sometimes exterior design calls for subtlety. Sometimes boldness is required. For those latter occasions there are the Coolaroo Shade Sails.

Coolaroo shade sails are not your grandparent’s patio umbrella. They look bolder than that, brightly colored in square and triangle shapes. It’s remarkable how one lone shade sail can lend an outdoor space a contemporary touch. String up a group of shade sails and you can transform a space into something you’d expect to find at a modern art museum.

What you can’t see from the photos is how durable the Coolaroo material is. This isn’t like hanging out a sheet. The shade sails are made for life outdoors. The sail’s nylon edges will not tear or fray. The color of the material will remain bright even when permanently hung outside and exposed to moisture, intense sun and temperature extremes. The D-rings on the corners of the Coolaroo will stay anchored to the included stainless steel poles. And it isn’t just Spot Cool Stuff saying so—Coolaroo products come with a 10 year warranty. If your shade sail becomes damaged the company will replace it for free.

Best of all, the Coolaroo fabric blocks out 90% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while allowing breezes to pass through. So life under a Coolaroo is cool in more ways than one.

New Item – EZ Composter

NEW  EZ COMPOSTER AVAILABLE THIS SPRING!

The art of composting has been around for some time.  Most people either have a compost pile or know some one who does.  But it’s not just for the savvy, green-thumbed, garden grower anymore.  As land-fills fill up, it’s becoming more and more apparent that we can’t afford to just throw away our organic scraps.  Over 20 million tons of organic trash is thrown out each year in the US alone.

The best way to cut down this number is by recycling this waste into compost for plants and vegetables.  Compost recycling does more than save the scraps from the landfills.  You save money on recycling bags, curb side services, and fertilizer/potting soil.  So the savings are lucritive for both your wallet and the planet.

Composting typically takes a long time as it needs to be aerated often, but new developments in composting technology have cut composting time down significantly.

Good Ideas has developed a line of composters that optimize composting by maximizing aeration while cutting down on compost maintenance and time spent composting.

Garden Color in an instant!

Keeyla Meadow's newest book...

 

I saw Keeyla Meadows when she was promoting her first book at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle a few years ago. She presented a seminar there about using color in the garden. We all sat there waiting for her to spill out something that we could  take home with us that would make our efforts look even 1/100th as over the top as her creations.  She taught me one very important thing.  It hit home and continues to be one of my secret weapons in the garden.  She said in her talk, ” the fastest, least expensive way to add COLOR to any garden is with PAINT! …After that, I have never been able to walk past the MIS-MATCHED paints in Home Depot or Lowes without checking to see if they had some beautiful color that I needed for something magical that I might paint some day. My son and I started transforming the Garden Center yesterday. We started by adding a fresh coat of white to the main walls and shelves in the gift shoppe.  Today I moved forward and went crazy with a beautiful, natural shade of Grey on 3 tables, one shelf and 2 crates and made a “new” corner to display some new products on order.  Tomorrow I am moving on to the good stuff…Coral and Lavender and Turquoise!  It has been a long winter and I have been COLOR Starved! I am in Heaven with my$ 3.00 gallons of paint and a roller and a brush!  When I get done painting everything in sight, I will reward myself with a copy of my Favorite Garden Artist’s newest book!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Westwood Gardens Blog. We are excited to have this new tool to share information we acquire with you!

Our business is about People and Plants and this is where the two can connect!

Passion grown here…Happy Gardening!

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