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Green Thumb Guide

Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (DK), edited by Christopher Brickell. Revised from the 1989 original, this tome clocks in at more than 700 pages, catalogues more than 5,000 plants and includes in-depth information on everything from garden planning to an A-to-Z plant dictionary. $65  —Vivian Vassos


And Dig This…

Tired of borrowing his crusty work gloves? Dig It Handwear gardening gloves provide water resistance and pillow-top reinforcement in the fingertips, perfect for protecting nails from damage and peeling that can occur as moisture, naturally present in the fingernail, decreases with age. They’re also ideal for the eco-conscious, featuring 100 per cent recycled materials. $34; Canadian Tire; www.digithandwear.com  —Tara Losinski