Friday, December 16, 2016

Gifts for Gardeners

This weekend, The Sunday Gardener segment on WBAL TV will air some ideas for Gifts for Gardeners. My own family chided me last year about not including plants and gardening items for my own gift giving. Well, this year, gardening is a big part of my giving list, thanks in part to encouragement from my relatives, coworkers, and from garden clubs who have shown me such creativity in their projects.

Here are dozen ideas for the gardeners and sprouting plant people on your list

Terrariums are perfect for bringing a little bit of the outside in.
The problem is choosing from so many plants

Give a bonsai; we offer free classes on the first Saturday of every month on their care. The first class for people who have received a tree as a gift is Saturday, January 7 at 9:00 am.

Finished Bonsai, starter and companion plants are available year 'round

Build a mini landscape or flower basket. Use succulents, ferns, moss and other plants to create a beautiful mini landscape.

Isn't this deer?

Keep track of the weather with thermometers and rain gages.

Gardeners need to know the weather

Give them a nice pair of pruners with a pair of good gardening gloves.

Gardeners are forever searching for good gloves and pruners

Offer help up from the garden with this kneeler that flips over into a garden seat. Great for gardeners of all ages.

Donna endorses the kneeler
Provide food and shelter to birds to keep the garden alive in winter.
Feeders, houses, seed and all sorts of wild birding supplies

Enjoy sounds in the garden with finely tuned windchimes.

Tranquil sounds from a gentle breeze

Let's get this garden started with seeds, peat pots and seedling mats.

Heat mats, seed, peat pots, name it, the garden starts here

Shed some light on the subject with a spot grow light or high performing fluorescents.

Grow lights keep plants happy indoors until it's time to move out

How about a membership to a local or regional garden? World famous Ladew Topiary Gardens is close by; Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is just over an hour away.

Early morning in the rose garden at Ladew
When in doubt, let them choose. A gift card to a gardeners favorite garden center is always a good idea.

For those of you, like me, who are just getting started with holiday gift shopping, have fun. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Sunday Gardener video