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Garden of Delights: 8 Essentials for the Southwest Yard

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Spring has sprung! Transform your backyard or patio with these goodies that celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature

By Dina Mishev

Loll Designs’ outdoor planters come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, lending a touch of modern design to any garden.
Loll Designs’ outdoor planters come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, lending a touch of modern design to any garden.

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Stay Sharp

After your parsley, cilantro, basil and rosemary come up, slice them directly into soups and salads with Wusthof’s 10-blade herb scissors, which have a sharpener built into their sheath. $35, surlatable.com

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Hang On

Want a garden but don’t have space? Meet Wally, a pocket you can plant with herbs, succulents or tropicals, and hang inside or out. $40, woollypocket.com

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Bee Happy

Invite Mason bees, which don’t sting and can pollinate up to 1,000 blooms a day — to your garden by hanging this bamboo bee house from a sunny branch. $20, gardeners.com

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Helping Hand

StoneBreaker’s goatskin Fit to Work gloves live up to their name from the first time you slip them on, softly supple while protecting your hands. $27.99, stone-breaker.com

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Seed Money

Native Seeds maintains 19 seed “libraries” throughout Arizona. Borrow, for a small fee, GMO-free seeds of nearly 2,000 different plants native to the Southwest. After you harvest your crop, send some seeds back. No late fees. From $2.95, nativeseeds.org

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Natural Beauty

BloemFrance imports linen from Lithuania to hand-make pillowcases, bread bags, dresses, ponchos and the most perfect gardening apron — stylish, functional and slip-on, no ties to fiddle with. $55, etsy.com/shop/bloemfrance

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Perfect Planters

Loll Designs makes modern, stylish planters from recycled plastic, mostly milk jugs, that are as durable and weather-resistant as they are colorful. From $138, lolldesigns.com

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Under the Sun

Go ahead and fold and flatten this sun hat. Made of straw, its extra-wide brim bounces back, and its ventilated body keeps you cool. $34.99, charlie1horsehats.com

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