December 10, 2015
Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners
Have you checked off everyone on your list this holiday season? Remember to stop by my American Made store at Amazon’s Handmade Marketplace to find all sorts of unique and special gift ideas.
And, if you’re seeking the perfect holiday presents for your gardening friends and family members, consider some good quality tools and supplies - having the right products is sure to make any gardening task easier, and more enjoyable.
My favorite gardening supply sources include A.M. Leonard, Garden Talk, the Gardener’s Supply Company, and Back To The Roots. Here are some ideas for you - enjoy.
1 I had such a productive growing season at my farm, this year, that I was inspired to give some of my passionate gardening friends new tools for Christmas - along with a handy bag in which to carry them.
2 A gardening bag complete with shears, trowels, forks and other gardening essentials is a wonderful gift for any gardener - novice or expert.
4 Every gardener should definitely have good quality shears - both these pruners are must-haves from Okatsune. http://www.amleo.com/
6 My outdoor grounds crew loves these pruners too. This time of year, they're great for cleaning garden beds, and cutting dead plants at the end of the season.
7 I love the Japanese blades made from Izumo Yasuki steel. They're very durable, and come with the distinctive Okatsune red and white handles that are easy to spot in any garden bed.
8 They are also used to cut the jute twine we use for wrapping certain pots, urns, and the boxwood for winter.
10 These pointed shears are strong enough for cutting thin woody branches, and delicate enough for floral work. So handy indoors and out, all year long. And, they have the same easy to hold red and white Okatsune handles.
12 Used with the blade flat to the ground, it slices off the weeds right at soil level - so easy to use. Every gardener who deals with pesky weeds should have one.
16 The Organic Garden Twine is green jute twine - soft, pliable and strong enough for all your plant tying. The No-Bite-Me cream is an all natural and effective insect repellent - DEET free and safe for children too. All these, including the solid brass Fog Nozzle, and the all-natural soap are from Garden Talk. http://www.gardentalk.com
17 The solid brass Fog Nozzle creates a super soft mist - perfect for use in a green house, cold frame, on young seedlings and other delicate plantings. It fits on any standard hose.
18 Having a garden bag to hold all the tools eliminates multiple trips to the garden shed, garage or wherever supplies are stored. This Gardener's Tool Tote from Gardener's Supply is made out of durable cotton canvas and has lots of storage pockets. http://www.gardeners.com/buy/gardeners-tool-tote/8591995.html
19 The inside is one large, roomy compartment, and there are lots of pockets to secure lots of tools and seed packets.
20 The bag's waterproof bottom keeps everything dry and the orange trim makes it easier to see out in the garden.
22 The bag has a large main compartment with inside pockets for seed packets and gloves - and it's so very durable.
23 It's perfect to hold trowels, forks, and any other supplies needed in the garden.
24 And, don't forget the younger gardeners. This Water Garden from Back to the Roots creates a closed-loop ecosystem with a self cleaning fish tank that grows food. It comes with organic seeds and is big enough to safely house one Betta fish. http://backtotheroots.com/products/watergarden