August is a big vacation month. How we look forward to time away from routine! Let’s see – leave granted – check; tickets purchased – check; money in the bank – check; neighbor kid to watch the dog – check. Everything’s ready to go – except – finding someone reliable to take care of your plants. Here’s an inexpensive and effective way to water your hanging baskets and pots while you’re gone. For only $4.99 you can purchase a Plant Nanny which uses a water or soda bottle (up to 2 liter) to provide the moisture necessary to keep your plants happy. Because you need a tight seal, some bottles work better than others. Suggested water bottles include Dansi, Deja Blue, and AquaFina. Soda bottles the Plant Nanny Company recommends are Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, and 7-Up.