Diggin’ In: 10 gifts for a gardener on your list

December 17, 2015 - garden totes

You’re origination your present list and checking it twice – and we unexpected learn there’s a gardener Santa needs to remember.

Stress not. Gardeners are, by far, a easiest people to greatfully given there are so many gifts that interest to their adore for all things healthy and nice.

1. Sunflowers and hoe. The Sunflower Garden Seed Collection includes all a colors and sizes of a sunflower family. Flowers can be harvested for uninformed bouquets or left in a garden for a birds to feast on a tasty seeds. Collection includes 5 packs of seeds and a planting blueprint for a 3-by-10-foot garden. Plant seeds directly in a garden dual weeks after a final open frost, $22.95. Use a fake CO steel, sharp-edged Japanese palm hoe to weed those sunflowers; accessible in left- and right-handed models, $24.95. Free shipping on orders over $35 until Dec. 20 during The Gardener’s Workshop during www.thegardenersworkshop.com or 888-977-7159.

2. Vintage birdhouse. Nestled underneath a eaves or beside a favorite entryway, a French Blue Williamsburg birdhouse is a glassy stoneware origination that has done happy homes for tiny birds given 1699. Inspired by an strange excavated from a yard of a ancestral James Geddy House, a bird bottles were apparently renouned in 18th-century Williamsburg. The roost – a stout hang from your yard – is not included. $29.99, name No. 3668 during www.williamsburgmarketplace.com or 800-446-9240.

3. Birdie treats. Give your best birding friends a basket of treats meant for their feathered friends. Fill a basket with a contingent of special blends that embody sunflower meats, peanuts, safflower and pecans or sunflower meats infused with burning prohibited habanero chilies to keep a squirrels away. A nutberry mix combines all of nature’s best in one bag – fruits with insect suet kibbles and whole heart sunflower meats, $12.99-$17.99 per 5-pound bag. Or, batch a basket with a suet cake tributary and a cakes to go in it, $1.69-$1.99. Cole’s Wild Bird seeds and dishes during garden core and wildlife stores nationwide; www.coleswildbird.com.

4. Year of birds. Keep lane of your bustling year while enjoying a sights of pleasing birds on a 2016 calendar that advantages research, charge and preparation work by a Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Each full-color bird print facilities contribution about any class and some birding tips to assistance your outside birding skills, $10. For some-more bird-related present ideas – tutorials and webinars, guides to bird sounds, online birding anxiety and bird-friendly coffee – emporium www.birds.cornell.edu/BirdGifts.

5. Year-round helper. For a seasoned gardener that wants an all-purpose tool, Gloucester Virginia gardener Brent Heath high recommends one of his favorites – a garden blade and storage blanket with a new heavy-duty blade. Heath uses a blade to cut a roots of weeds, to do a “stab/pull/drop” process of planting tiny bulbs and to plant tiny long-lived plugs. Order a blade with leather blanket with “Brent and Becky’s” trademark and website residence on it, $30, by Brent and Becky’s Bulbs during www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com or 877-661-2852.

6. Change lives. Shade-grown Arbor Day Foundation Coffee is a present that continues to give prolonged after a holidays are over given it helps strengthen changed sleet timberland and a farmers who call it home. It’s called shade-grown coffee given a stand is grown underneath a canopy of a sleet timberland instead of slicing down changed trees, and afterwards it’s drum roasted. $13.49 and adult during http://shop.arborday.org/coffee/coffee-shop.aspx or 888-448-7337.

7. Garden indoors. For a year-round gardener, consider an collection of easy-grow succulents in a flashy bin or basket or a pleasing bromeliad in handmade or flashy containers. $4 and up, according to distance and choice during Gardens by Teresa, that also reserve handle art topiaries; www.gardensbyteresa.com or 532-0080.

8. Toad time. A toad headquarters provides cover and a bit of caprice to your wildlife garden. And it’s not only for toads! All demeanour of tiny wildlife will take preserve in this ceramic house. Place it in a soppy untrustworthy area and toads will repay we by shortening slugs and bad bugs in your yard. $19.99 by National Wildlife Federation during www.nwf.org or 800-756-3752.

9. Handy tote. When it’s time to collect cukes and tomatoes � or fresh-cut flowers – from your garden, do it with a accessible and stylish garden trug by Joseph Bentley. The garden trug is done of healthy Metasequoia wood, and facilities dual crafted wooden handles that yield ideal change for carrying. The wooden feet assistance to stabilise a basket and keep it turn when it’s sitting on a belligerent or on a countertop. $24.95 during http://shop.josephbentleyus.com/products/gardentrug and www.amazon.com.

10. Color your world. Coloring books for adults are all a rage, pronounced to revoke highlight and boost tie to nature, generally when it’s a coloring book like a new “Color a Natural World” from Timber Press. The 96-page book includes bugs, fish, plants and sovereign butterflies. $10 during www.timberpress.com/books or 800-327-5680.


There’s one universal, fits-everyone gardener present that can be found during garden and wildlife centers or from landscape designers – a present certificate that enables them to collect out something they’ve always wanted.

(Kathy Van Mullekom is a garden/home columnist for a Daily Press in Newport News, Va. Follow her on Facebook@Kathy Hogan Van Mullekom, on Twitter @diggindirt and during Pinterest@digginin. Her blog can be review during Diggin@RoomandYard.com. Email her during kvanmullekom@aol.com.)

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