Well, its that time of year again. That time when we brave the crowds and search cyberspace for the perfect gift for the gardener in our lives. I have compiled a list of gift ideas that even the most persnickety gardener will enjoy.
MUST READ Gardening Book:
Garden Designer Helen Yoest hit the nail on the head this this book “Gardening With Confidence” 50 Ways To Add Style For Personal Creativity….
This book dives deep into making your garden a reflection of your own personal taste and style.
This is hands down my top pick for gardening books this year.
Stay Organized with a calendar –
Filled with beautiful photos of roses, the 2013 American Rose Society wall calendar is a must have for gardeners. The majority of the photos in this calendar were sent in from gardeners just like you and me! Big Calendar has room to write notes and brings 12 full months of joy from America’s gardens…
Only $10 from the American Rose Society
America’s Oldest Horticultural Society
Organize The Seeds In Your Life – The Seed Keeper $24.99
I can tell you from experience, I am a better gardener because of my SeedKeeper! It keeps my seeds in order and I am no longer left searching the house for seeds each spring. The kit comes loaded with stuff: Dividers, Gardening Gloves, Seed Sorting Dish, a planting ruler and a handy utility clip!
Haven Brand Soil Conditioning Teas – $12.95/3 pack. For over 100 years, the Haven family has been providing gardeners from all over with quality products from the Haven family ranch in California.
Many gardeners are familiar with compost teas but may be unfamiliar with manure teas. Manure teas conditions the soil so that plant root systems can better absorb the nutrients. Odor free, premium manure from grass fed cattle is packaged in environmentally friendly “tea bags”. Just drop a tea bag in a 5 gallon bucket of water, steep and let the “MooPooing” begin! You’ll love the results! For all types of plants.
Inquire about quantity orders for your garden club. This makes a most interesting holiday gift that the gardener in your life will love!
Protect Your Investment – Organically
Endorsed by the American Rose Society, Green Cure is an organic gardeners dream come true. Developed by Cornell University Plant Pathologist, Dr. Ken Horst is the better more sensible way to prevent and cure plant diseases throughout your garden.
I have found it quite effective on powdery mildew and black spot on my roses.
$16.95 –from Garden Shoes online
Pre-Order Roses! – S & W GreenHouse
For the rose gardener in your life. Order NOW for shipment in late February. In the deep south that’s prime rose planting weather. Up North, a little early. But you can pot them up until warmer days come. Jeff Smith proprietor cares and know roses!
Reasonably priced and always responsive,
S & W Greenhouse gets my rose dollars every year!
Best Tablet for 2012 Christmas Season –
Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16 GB)– $199.99
This is the Android tablet that will give iPad a run for its money. Sleek design with the power of the Android Market will give this tablet a heads up on the competition. Lots of cools apps for gardeners!
Every gardener needs a durable apron. Nell Foster at Joy Us Garden has just the thing with an incredible line of denim products for the stylish gardener. Look for the signature Ladybug on each item…..