One of the great perks of this job is that I get sent a bunch of products, plants and books to trial and or review. Just for the record, I generally only write about things I love and think would be of benefit to readers. I have no financial relationship with any of the companies or products I write about.
I do have favorite vendors and companies, but that is because their products and or services are great. Also, some of the books I review are written by friends (the gardening world is very small). I try to disclose this whenever I write a review or discuss a product.
Just wanted to put this out there because during the holiday season, I recommend lots of products and books.