If there is a gardener on your gift giving list, don’t despair. There are lots of options, ranging from gifts of time to garden art to com posters. Here is a list to get you started.
The gift of time. Every gardener can use an extra pair of hands from time to time. A coupon book can be given to your gardener, promising help with trimming and pruning, an hour or two of weeding, even a trip for the two of you to a nearby arboretum.
How about some decorated clay pots? A little paint and a dose of creativity and your gardener will have a one of a kind piece of garden art that is useful and charming.
Seeds are always welcome. It could be flowers for the front yard or interesting vegetable seeds. Perhaps this is the year your gardener wants to try growing heirlooms.
Hand tools such as a small cultivator or colorful trowel is always needed. Having more than one is a good plan and helps cut down on “Where did I put that trowel ?”
A composter is a dream come true for most gardeners. Instead of food scraps going to the landfill, use them to help amend and condition the soil.
A water barrel helps contain rainwater for use in the garden. This helps cut down on water bills.
A garden journal or a book about gardening is welcome.
Handmade gardeners soap helps scrub away the grime from the garden. These can be found at area craft shows, or try making some yourself.
A gift membership to Olbrich Botanical Gardens will help inspire. Their website is http://olbrich.org.