Great Gifts for the Gardener
Gifts for Plant Lovers
We are avid gardeners and we know that many non-gardeners don't know what kind of gift we would like to receive, so we are publishing a list of our most desired gift items. Whether the gift is for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's or Father's Day or Easter, you'll find something here that any plantsman should love.
Most gardeners like similar things so this should help all of you who are racking your brains for what to give the plant lover on your list. We have lots of ideas for both women and men, so take a look and maybe you'll find something that will please one of your planting friends on any special occasion.
What Can You Get the Plant Lover on Your List?
We are gardeners. In fact we love to garden. Nothing is more satisfying than to get your hands dirty and to spend several peaceful hours in nature helping things grow. As gardeners, we have made a list of some of the gifts that we would love to receive on any of those special occasions throughout the year.
My mother always said that if you want to please someone, you should give them something that you would like to receive. These are things that we would use and enjoy. So if you have any planters on your list, then scroll down to take a look. You may get some good ideas about what to give Aunt Paula or Uncle John and you might just enjoy the pictures we've provided.
Indian Pink Poster
We enjoy photographing the flowers and wildlife in our yard. Most people would enjoy a pretty poster, print or other visual art. We have provided a few pretty floral pictures here to brighten up your day. Native Indian Pinks are my favorite flower. They grow in shade and are striking in the landscape. The fact that hummingbirds love them only adds to their charm.
Indian Pink Poster and other art photo designs, mugs and calendars shown here by naturegirl7 can be purchased on Zazzle.
Plants for American Landscapes
One of the premier books on landscaping and plant identification. A must for all serious gardeners. It contains over 800 full color illustrations and excellent descriptions noting the size, zones, growing conditions and landscape use. Odenwald's older book, Identification Selection and Use of Southern Plants for Landscape Design is also a good choice.
We All Love Tools and Gadgets that Make the Work Easier
Fiskars Garden Bucket Caddy
Planters love this handy caddy that fits on a weeding bucket. All those needed tools fit in the caddy on the outside so they are within reach during weeding or pruning sessions and there's a place for the cuttings or weeds... such a neat gadget.
Get a bucket for the caddy and fill it with gadgets and the apron and you'll make someone very happy.
Aprons with Big Pockets
Aprons with big pockets for tools, gloves, seeds, ties, etc. come in handy when you are potting plants, pruning, transplanting or dead heading. Sturdy fabric that covers the chest keeps your clothes clean. No more searching for the clippers or trowel that you put down. They're right there in the apron pocket.
Canvas Tool Apron
Wildflowers of Louisiana Poster
A Christmas Cactus is Fun!
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers - There are oodles of rare and unusual plants and flower seeds including perennial plants available on ebay. Many are easy to germinate and care for.
Christmas and Easter cactus (Zygocactus) are some of the most beautiful succulent plants. They do well as house plants or on a porch during warm weather. When they aren't blooming, they prefer dry soil so they thrive on neglect.
Calendars are beautiful and useful gifts
Butterflies and Flowers of LA Calendar
Nature Calendars to Enjoy All Year Long
Gardeners need to keep track of plantings and some even plant by the full moon, so calendars are a must have. Here are a few of the beautiful nature calendars that are available on Zazzle. There's a wonderful photo on every page and gardeners who are also crafters can recycle the photos.
All calendars can be customized. You can change the year, special dates, style and even the photos. These calendars are a great green gift.
Tchefunte Seasons Calendar
Butterflies & Flowers of Louisiana and Tchfuncte Seasons Calendars are designed by naturegirl7.
The Tchefuncte River in Louisiana is protected by the Scenic Rivers Act. It is a lovely river, with cypress trees and plenty of birds and wildlife.
If you can't build a custom greenhouse or you need something smaller, this one may suit your needs. It has many good design features.
Deep down inside, every gardener wants his/her own greenhouse. This one is not too large and should fit nicely into any backyard. We all would love to have a place to save those less cold hardy plants during the winter and it's also a great place to start vegetable, herb and flower seeds for the spring garden. Some even grow citrus trees in theirs.
For southern gardeners, a portable greenhouse that could be erected during winter and taken down for the rest of the year might be a good choice.
Plants and Seeds Are Always Appreciated
Window Greenhouse Seed Starting Kit
I've used Burpee products and this one would start enough vegetables or herbs for most backyard gardens.
Seed Starting Kits
Plant lovers start flowers, vegetables and herbs from seed. There are kits which make it easy. Collections of seeds or plants are always appreciated especially herbs, vegetables or fruits so tucking some packages of seeds in would sweeten the gift. Put it all in a large basket with a handle that could be used for gathering herbs and veggies, add a big bow and the present is complete.
Heirloom plants are easy to care for and hardy. They have survived under adverse conditions for years and many are used by wildlife. Antique roses and other old favorites have been passed along for generations.
Most heirloom roses are very fragrant and don't require chemical sprays and pesticides like many of the modern hybrid teas. They are the only type of rose that I grow. The rose hips are high in vitamin C and can be used in teas and jellies. Start a family tradition with a rose plant. I have always treasured an old pink rose that was passed down from my mother. It grows in a prominet place in the memory garden.
Gardeners Love Pretty Things
Crabapple Blossom Mug
Pretty Floral Designs on Zazzle
Wildflower fruit tree designs set includes mugs with photographs of Crabapple, Wild Plum, Mayhaw and Huckleberry blooms.
Native or cultivated fruit trees such as the ones pictured on the mugs would be a good present for someone who was interested in a sustainable landscape. These plants would produce beautiful flowers and delicious edible fruit for years. I especially like mayhaw and plum trees. The fruit from both can be used to make delicious jelly.
Monarch on Lantana Print
Gardeners Gift Poll
Which gift would you like to receive?
Magnolia Blossom Print
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