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June Gardening Fun : Home And Garden Sampler

June 03, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Gardening and general outdoorsiness around the house demand their own accoutrement just as much as any other passion. There are just some things you must have. And then there are some things that while not required can just be fun. Homeside tilling and outdoor living is filled with gadgets and gewgaws, labor-savers and ornaments. From the distinguised teak umbrella table to the pink lawn birds (wonder what John Waters is doing today?), garden stores are packed. Here's a sampling of what you can find at various spots around the county to either plant or assist you in your lawn/garden:

Store: Builder's Emporium 3309 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana (714) 979-8181 Most Expensive: Wheeler lawn mower, $369.99 Most Unusual: N/A Biggest Bargain: Colorite garden hose, $7.49 Best Seller: Victor mouse traps, $1.99 Store: Roger's Gardens 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road Corona del Mar (714) 640-5800 Most Expensive: 54-inch teak umbrella table, $2,500 Most Unusual: Matilija poppy, $9.99 for a gallon pot Biggest Bargain: Tuberous begonias, $13.50 for 12-inch clay pot Best Seller: pastel impatiens, $3.99 for a gallon pot Store: Brookstone 3333 Bristol St. Costa Mesa (714) 979-6655 Most Expensive: Bronze bird bath with sailboat sundial, $135 Most Unusual: Copper grasshopper weather vane, $125 Biggest Bargain: Knee pads for gardening, $7.50 Best Seller: Roll hose with reel, $54 Store: Plains True Value Home Center 5961 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach (714) 846-5588 Most Expensive: PVC-strapping chaise lounge, $79.99 Most Unusual: Pink flamingo lawn statuettes, $9.99 Biggest Bargain: Weedeater electric trimmer, $19.99 Best Seller: Garden weasel, $44.99 Store: Target 1881 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim (714) 999-0606 Most Expensive: Rally electric lawn mower, $219 Most Unusual: N/A Biggest Bargain: Weed n' Feed--plant food and weed killer, $7.69/20 lbs. Best Seller: Color bowls--clay pots with flowers, $7.68 Store: Home Depot 601 S. Placentia Ave. Fullerton (714) 738-4550 Most Expensive: Thermos propane barbecue, $419 Most Unusual: Mulch Monster--rows and tills soil, $24.90 Biggest Bargain: Watersaver grass sod, 35 cents per square foot Best Seller: Terracota planting pots, $3.26 for a 12-inch pot Store: Laguna Hills Nursery 23002 El Toro Road El Toro (714) 830-5653 Most Expensive: Shaped-black pines, $600 Most Unusual: Starfruit (a fruit tree), $40 Biggest Bargain: Bandini redwood compost, $6.99 Best Seller: Roses (all types), $13.50 per bush N/A: Not available

Source: Individual stores

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