Garden Detective: 5 new helpful products

Around this time of year, there are a lot of products marketed to gardeners in store displays, catalogs and too-good-to-be-true television commercials. Some are gimmicks, but others are actually useful. Determining which is which can be an exercise in wasted time and money, but this year I found an unusually high ratio of great products to wallet-draining novelties. Here are five of the best offerings of 2013. --JESSICA DAMIANO,

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