THE GREAT OUTDOORS

WITH RUGGED EXTERIORS AND DIGITAL SMARTS, THESE ARE PRODUCTS THAT CAN HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR YARD WIRED

For most of the country, admittedly, this isn't exactly prime time for thinking about lawn and garden care. With temperatures from Hartford, Conn., to Boise, Idaho, averaging around the freezing mark in the month of December, most sane people--carolers notwithstanding--stay indoors as much as possible. But spring springs eternal, and so do fond thoughts of cookouts, lawn mowing and garden planting.

While it may be cold outside right now, the popularity of the Queen of Green, Martha Stewart, and last year's $73.6 million in sales for gardening-supply giant Smith & Hawken are clear signs that getting dirty is a full-fledged American...

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