When it comes to tending plants, there are two items we like to keep within easy reach. The first is All-Bloom Fertilizer (1 lb jar), a highly concentrated, water-soluble formula (15-30-15) that is high in phosphorus and contains micronutrients. It promotes root growth, which results in stronger, healthier plants with abundant flowers and larger fruit. Our nursery manager recommends it for annuals, and it can be used for small fruits and vegetables as well. Also indispensable in the garden are our Unlimited Garden Scissors from Joyce Chen. Lightweight with handles made from soft vinyl, these all-purpose scissors are helpful for any number of tasks -- from snipping herbs and tending annual containers to deadheading perennials. They measure 6 3/8" long, and work for both right- and left-handers.