Wackiest Yard and Garden Products II
From a zombie garden sculpture to a pine cone picker-upper, here's more of the stuff you're too ashamed to admit you want
Last time, we brought you a strap-on garden stool, a chainsaw lasso, insect-repellent apparel, and more. Not that anyone asked for it, but here are even more products you're probably too ashamed to admit you want.
Small hands? Supersize them with these Bear Claw Leaf Scoops and pick up stray leaves twice as fast as you would with a rake. Also helpful when doing a trained seal impression.
About $15; Gardener's Supply Co.
Take it easy on your back this summer! With help from the Coneivore, you'll never have to bend over again. As the product page says, "Using your hands is difficult and pine cone barbs hurt!" Enough said.
About $40; Clean Air Gardening
Ordinary watering cans are so 2010. Be stylish about your gardening with the Watering Can 1.5. It's available in brushed or mirror-polished steel (shown) or a stylish white glossy powder-coat. And it only costs 65 times a leftover bucket.
About $65; Y-Living
This one's for the backyard chicken farmers with separation anxiety. You'll never miss your little mates again with a solid pine coop-on-wheels, attached to an eight-foot-long run, and a sturdy handle to pull the whole thing along. Each unit can house up to four of your feathered friends.
About $600; Gardener's Supply Company
It's hard to look cool while fumbling around like a loafer-clad Godzilla to crush a bug. This rechargeable, handheld bug vacuum does all of the hard work for you. (Evil cackle optional, but highly recommended.)
About $40; Amazon
This wacky hybrid looks like an ordinary flower pot, but unscrew the top and you have a fully-functional charcoal grill. It may seem silly, but just think of all the closet carnivores out there who are masquerading as vegans to impress their friends. There's a larger market for the covert barbecue than you think. Maybe.
About $125; Lumens
If run-of-the-mill garden gnomes are too vanilla for your taste, Design Toscano has whipped up a line of little guys decked out in full ninja garb. Sumo wrestlers are also available. Naturally.
About $20 each and $34.95 for both; Design Toscano
A gardener from the school of Dr. Frankenstein hooked up real dandelion seeds to an LED bulb powered by a 9-volt battery—and got himself an allergy-proof, light-up lawn weed. And now, you can buy it for a lot of money.
About $130; Design Drift
Forget the new patio furniture! Spruce up your space with this massive T-Rex garden sculpture. The larger-than-life lawn decoration has a price tag to match, but it'll be totally worth it when you see how it complements your petunias.
About $7500, Design Toscano
Here's something to get guys gardening. This mini terrarium comes complete with everything you need—pouches of wheat, hops, and barley seeds—to grow your own beer ingredients. If that doesn't get your green thumb going, then we don't know what will.
About $20; Amazon
If you'd rather be golfing than tending to the lawn, The Big Daddy Driver is for you. It's a functional, battery-operated string trimmer that's designed to look like a golf club. Just don't try to actually tee off with it; you'll smash it to pieces.
About $40; Hammacher Schlemmer