Gardener’s Supplies & Resource Center


Whether you are a container gardener, a gardener looking for design tips, or seeking ways to thwart those pesky deer and rabbits, I’d love to share my resources with you. Why spend time and money testing unfamiliar products when I’ve already done that for you?

Many of these items are referenced in my blog posts as well as my online courses and I’ve separated them out into categories to make it easy for you to find what you need.

Looking for something else? Send me an email – I may have some ideas for you that I’ve just forgotten to include.

Disclaimer: some of these links go to affiliates, which means I earn a few pennies on each sale.


Books (by others) that I recommend specifically in my online courses & workshops:

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants by Ruth Rogers Clausen (Timber Press, 2011)

The Well Designed Mixed Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust (Timber Press, 2003) – includes a helpful appendix of plants that are lower maintenance

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust (Timber Press, 1998) – includes an appendix of perennials for specific pruning and maintenance requirements

50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants by Tracy DiSabato-Aust (Timber Press, 2009)

The Family Kitchen Garden by Liebreich, Wagner and Wendland (Timber Press, 2009)

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour (Storey Publishing, 2011)


Container Gardening Supplies

ProMix potting soil

Sunshine Mix #1

Gardner & Bloome Blue Ribbon Blend



Bulb food

Bone meal


Container Gardening Tools

DeWit hand fork

DeWit hand trowel

Haws long arm watering can

Large soil Scoop


Deer & rabbit-Repellent Products

Liquid Fence

Deer Out   (Deer only)



mosquito control

General gardening tools

Long-handled edging shears

Digging spade

Digging fork

Bamboo rake (ideal for cleaning fallen leaves off shrubs)

Stirrup hoe

teaching equipment

Portable amplifier ideal for teaching outdoors