| Dear Customer,
For many gardeners, the arrival of the first full catalog of
the season is the real harbinger of spring. Just as your bulbs
have consolidated energy and reserves over the winter, we too
have been mustering our resources to burst forth with another
season's offerings. This annual catalog consolidates our product
line from the previous year's publications, and introduces numerous
new items. Of the items new to this catalog, some have been added
as a result of your requests, some represent recent innovations,
and others are just uncommonly good value.
The smaller mesh size bird netting on page 38 has been added
as a result of one customer's suggestion. The 1/2" spacing
surpasses the recommended 3/4" minimum mesh-size standard
to prevent bird entanglement, even if they become trapped under
the net. Of course, netting should always be installed in a manner
that trapping cannot occur.
The wall trellis kit on page 41 is just plain clever. Use as
much or as little as you want, where you want, and in whatever
configuration you want, all without damaging walls. It's one of
those products that, once you see it, you know you could have
used it in the past.
The folding hat on page 89 is also sure to be a favorite. Lightweight,
compact, and excellent value, it provides protection from unanticipated
exposure to sun, insects, or both. This is in addition to its
ability to amuse and distract children – there should be
one in every glove compartment.
While each of the above should hold some attraction for the neophyte
and experienced gardener alike, we're sure you'll be able to find
other equally indispensable new items squirreled away among the
tried and true standards.
Robin C. Lee