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Fathers Day Gifts for the Gardener

Updated on June 10, 2013

Fathers Day- Garden Gifts

If your father is a gardener then there is a wide range of gift possibilities for you to choose from. While gardeners can be very particular people when it comes to what they grow and how they grow it, there is always something they want and maybe even need.

Does dad grow vegetables, roses, lilies or have a special attachment to a particular flower; if he does then a good gift is a plant or two to add to his collection. It is important if you plan on giving a plant as a gift to know what he is already growing and think about any hints he may have dropped about what he needs.

If you do not have any plant knowledge yourself or just want to get it right then consult with the manager at your local plant nursery. Be sure to give the manger as much information as you can about what your father is growing. This will help the manager guide you in your gift selection.

Plant nurseries sell much more than plants so look around while you are there. Does dad incorporate garden art in his garden? Fountains, sculptures, bird baths can all add an artistic touch to the home garden.

Solar lights allow the gardener to work at night or to sit outdoors and enjoy the view. Outdoor furniture such as a bench or chairs, even a couch give the gardener and family soemthign to sit on while outdoors and can help transfer an outdoor space into a room that expands the living and entertainment area.

Tools are another great gift, check what tools your father has first but it is a rare gardener who does not appreciate a new tool. If you father is getting on in years take a look at the ergonomic tools that many companies are now offering. These tools reduce the amount of effort required to do gardening chores and allow the gardener to keep on enjoying his hobby.

A four wheel garden cart to move plants, shrubs, and dwarf trees around the site will make gardening easier and in the early spring allow dad to bring the plants out from the shed or garage in the day time and put them back at night. The cart will be used to move the containers as well.

The cart will also hold tools and will carry soil and compost when needed. I see the cart as my portable work station where I can keep my water bottle, for personal use, gardening gloves, trowel and whatever else I need as I move around the yard.

Garden sheds come in handy, especially in cool climates and they come in a range of sizes and styles. Tools can be kept out of the rain and the shed can double as a potting shed.

If father is a gardener then there is a garden gift just for him.

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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    kind Regards, gardening, often for me, is a stroll down memory lane, thanks for your comment.

  • Kind Regards profile image

    Kind Regards 

    8 years ago from Missouri Ozarks - Table Rock Lake

    Bob Ewing, Although, like you, my father has been gone for many years, your Hub title caught my eye because my father loved to garden. In his later years, he even had a small tree farm. It was a nice stroll down memory lane. Thank you, Kind Regards.

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    Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

    8 years ago from USA

    Hi Bob, my Dad loves to garden. These are nice gift ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • falcon64 profile image

    falcon64 

    8 years ago

    Nice hub Bob...Thanks!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks.

  • Granny's House profile image

    Granny's House 

    8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

    Thank you for a different idea for Father's Day. Great hub

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks for commenting.

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    Sandy Mertens 

    8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    Great ideas for Father's Day.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome.

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    8 years ago from London, UK

    A wonderful hub and lovely selection. Thank you.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Happy shopping and thanks for commenting, I am thinking about a cart for myself.

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    shelby22 

    8 years ago from Houston

    He really likes to be outdoors and you know how most men are with their yard. Maybe the 4-wheeled garden cart would be good for him this year.

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    rpalulis 

    8 years ago from NY

    These are excellent gift ideas. Though my father is not a gardener I am, and now after reading this hub do I feel like going shopping.

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