Author Barbara L. Collins, MS

Barb has always loved to garden and to write. She earned a Masters of Science in Horticulture from the University of Illinois. Published books include: 'Landscaping Herbs' and 'Professional Interior Plantscaping'.


Garden Weasel Multi-Use Transplanter: Product Review


This cross between a trowel and hori-hori would be good for someone who gardens a lot, has a small space to work with, and has good hand and knee functionality. With four blades instead of two (including two serrated and two sharp edges), it does a good job with multiple gardening tasks, from weeding to planting to cutting. It’s good value for the price, comfortable to hold, and relatively lightweight. Continue Reading


Dramm Brass Hose Swivel (13852): Product Review


If you’ve ever tried to wrestle a heavy hose across the yard and then untangle the kinks before you can start watering the garden, then you’ll love the Dramm brass hose swivel. This heavy-duty connector goes between the hose and the nozzle, sprinkler or spigot. It rotates 360 so the hose stays put while you hold the nozzle or move the sprinkler. No more kinks, no more twisting to straighten out the hose, no more Continue Reading