Favorite or New Plant
I'll never be without drumstick alliums (Allium sphaerocephalon) in my garden. Their purplish blue flower heads are smaller than most ornamental alliums, at about 2 inches in diameter, but they still make a wonderful showing if they are massed. It's hard to imagine how their thin stalks that rise about 1-1/2 to 2 feet high can support anything, but in flower they happily sway in the strongest breezes. They come back year after year without declining, but I manage to find a new place to plant some every year anyway.
Tool or Gardening Product
At a recent gardening symposium I found my new favorite tool: the PotLifter. This ingenious strapping with handles snugs around a heavy pot, a big rock, bale of hay, or other heavy and bulky item, and makes lifting it possible without causing a backache. It allows two people to get a good grip and move the object with relative ease. Well worth $27.95, For info, go to: http://www.potlifter.com.