Gardening ranks first among leisure
activities. With this in mind, your local Growise Center is the perfect place to find
gifts for gardeners of all ages and all levels of gardening skill. Why not get an early
start on your holiday gift list?
Make It Personal
Gifts with a personal touch are always appreciated. Create and
give one of these to show your thoughtfulness.
GIFT BASKET: Fill a pretty basket with paperwhite and amaryllis
bulbs, planting post, soil mix, planting and care instructions, and a pair of gardening
INDOOR HERB GARDEN: For best results, be sure the recipient has a
spot with at least six hours of sun daily. Assemble culinary herb seed packets in an
attractive windowbox or several clay pots, and add soil mix, plant mister, watering can,
pair of gardening gloves, instructions, and a book on herb gardening -- with recipes.
BIRDWATCHER'S KIT: Put together a kit with a quality feeder,
appropriate bird food, some suet cakes,the hardware for hanging the feeder, and as an
added touch, a book on birdfeeding and a pair of binoculars.
GREAT GIFT PACKAGE: Start with a wheelbarrow and add the latest
pruners, tools with padded grips, knee cushions, hand cream and soap for gardeners, a
great-looking and functional watering can, plant markers and marking pen. For specialty
gardens, there are pretty signs for identifying a Butterfly, Rose, Wildflower, or Herb
Garden Gifts Galore
Choose from these gardening gift suggestions that would rate two
green "thumbs up" from gardeners on your list.
CLOCK WITH THERMOMETER for indoors or outdoors; ACCENT LIGHTS
along borders, garden paths, and planting beds; UNDERWATER LIGHTS for the water garden;
TRELLIS to use with climbing roses, jasmine, or honeysuckle; ARBOR dresses up the garden
with gateway or pergola style; GAZING BALL of shiny silver or gold for Victorian garden
accent; GARDEN FURNITURE wooden, wrought iron benches and more; RADAR FROG
"ribbets" by activated infra-red sensor; WOODEN BRIDGE complements garden
setting; INDOOR WATER GARDEN is soothing for the home
interior; WATER STATUARY in many styles and sizes; OUTDOOR WATER GARDEN you install or
hire a professional; GREENHOUSE a special gift for the serious gardener; GARDENWEAR
comfortable, attractive clothing and footwear; HEATED BIRDBATH appreciated by birds and
gift recipient; GIFT CERTIFICATE a shopping spree at the Growise Center is sure to please.
Gifts for Herb Gardeners
Accents for an herb garden include a sundial (brass or verdigris,
with garden quotation), decorative herb markers, statuary (St. Fiacre is the patron saint
of gardens), a birdbath, a bee skep of straw, butterfly house or birdhouses, and stepping
stones for paths.
Big Ideas for Little Spaces
You can find great gifts for gardeners with limited space.
Consider indoor plants: orchids, bonsai, or cacti. Stylish pots and unique containers are
ideal for container gardening, and useful for apartment dwellers and those with small
yards. Interesting pot hangers and plant stands, attractive and sturdy windowboxes, and
products for healthy plant maintenance are gift possibilities. A mini-greenhouse, a soil
test kit, or automatic watering devices make useful gifts.
Gifts for Children
Introducing children to the world of gardening is a wonderful
idea. You can plant the seed for gardening interest with a gardening book geared to the
child's age level; a dish garden or a terrarium with a book on the subject; a watering
can, seed packets, and a blank book to plan a garden with the child; the right-sized tools
for "helping out"; or a book about birdfeeding, a feeder with seed, and
Another ideas is to buy a Christmas tree for outdoor planting
after the holidays and have children share in the planting. Digging the hole before the
ground freezes will make the task easier. Or plant it early and decorate for the holidays
with edible decorations for the birds.
Before the holiday season begins, a visit to your Growise Center
means you will have time to plan creative and thoughtful gardening gifts and time to enjoy
the season of giving.