If you compulsively shop local or hit up farmers markets on the weekend with reckless abandon, as we admittedly do, you might have noticed some awesome new stuff. Lots of businesses have expanded with new offerings to seem to have come out of nowhere. From books to botanicals, we've been keeping track of all the newness. Yep, it's spring and we're sprung on these new items, products and services. Let the retail therapy begin!
Kate Crowley Backwood's planters are a lovely addition to any garden.
First up: fancy and beautifully crafted raised beds from Backwood Enterprises. They cost $250 and up, but they are crafted from redwood and have accent features that make them attractive and useful. Some of the beds include corrugated fiberglass that helps funnel drainage into another planter or into a bucket. Underneath, there's room to store tools and add other planters.More »