<h3>Protective sleeves </h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.armedgardener.com">www.armedgardener.com</a>

Protective sleeves

Armed Gardener is a one-size-fits-all, state-of-the-art protective sleeve made of 95% nylon and 5% spandex; it provides a snug fit from the wrist to above the elbow to provide durable protection from scratches and bites, while keeping out ticks and other bugs.

For more information: www.armedgardener.com

<h3> Overwintering film</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amleo.com/polyplus/a/29_1">www.amleo.com/polyplus/a/29_1</a>

Overwintering film

OverWintering & Cover Plus films from Ginegar Films now are available in the U.S exclusively through A.M. Leonard. Less than the cost of standard 4-mil overwinter film, the new 3-mil OW Plus is stronger than standard 4-mil and 5-mil from competitor brands. Plus, the new 4-mil OW Plus is stronger than, and can replace, standard 6-mil overwinter films at a cost-saving price. Cover Plus films, with their superior strength, are built to last multiple years. When a single season is not enough, these films can be used for structure coverings, float bed liners, to darken and shade plants to prolong dormancy or promote flowering, and as weed barriers for orchard plantings and row crops.

For more information: www.amleo.com/polyplus/a/29_1

<h3>'Ave Maria' salvia </h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com">www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com</a>

‘Ave Maria’ salvia

Intrinsic Perennial Gardens Inc. has introduced a new meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Ave Maria’ PPAF. The new salvia has purple stems and deep pink flowers followed by purple seed heads. In May, the plants bloom with pink spikes on purple stems, and in late summer to early fall, plants can rebloom. These clumping plants reach around 18 inches to 24 inches tall and wide. It prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. The hardiness is zones 3 to 9 and can be planted in spring, summer or fall. This new salvia combines nicely with other salvias like ‘Caradonna’, as well as short ornamental grasses. Plants are available from Intrinsic Perennial Gardens.

For more information: www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com

<h3>Ornamental grasses </h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oglesbytc.com">www.oglesbytc.com</a>

Ornamental grasses

Oglesby Plants International has expanded its ornamental grass selection, with offerings such as Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’ (pictured), Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Nova’, Muhlenbergia capillaris, Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’ (PP 18504), Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ and Sisyrinchium angustifolium. All selections are shipped in 72-cell trays.

For more information: www.oglesbytc.com