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1. Garden Books
This is such a pretty way to keep your herbs handy while cooking. It's also a great way to root them to make more plants or to use as for showing off your blooms du jour. The holder is oiled acacia wood and measures 13 inches wide by 4 inches high. It comes with 3 tulip-shaped vases that are 3 1/4 inches in diameter and 4 ½ inches high. I'm sure any gardener would find multiple uses for it.
They'll grow big enough to produce fruit, but stay small enough to fit on a patio and in your home, when frost comes calling. This is a lovely gift to get in the middle of winter, but growing citrus trees indoors require a little finesse and this may be a gift for a more experienced gardener. They come as small plants, in a small, 6.4 in. x 5.5 in. ceramic pot, and you have a choice of blood orange, key lime and Meyer lemon.
4. Rain Barrel
We never know, from one season to the next, what the weather has in store for us. We do know that our gardens need water and having a rain barrel is a safe guard against water restrictions. It's amazing how fast they can fill up in one rain shower. This contemporary styled barrel holds 50 gallons of water. It's made of UV-stable polyethylene that is also scratch and chip resistant. It comes with a 4-foot hose and shut-off valve. What really makes this barrel special is the recessed basin on top that can be used to store accessories or, as shown here, to display a pretty container.
Believe it or not, a lot of gardeners find weeding very therapeutic. It clears the mind. And the right tools make it that much more enjoyable. I've been using the same pair of Womanswork gloves for years. This gift set that includes their wonderful Nitrile Weeding Gloves and a Radius Garden Weeder. Nitrile is a non-latex rubber that is rugged, yet flexible enough to pinch weeds. The gloves come in a variety of colors and are machine washable.
The weeder is ergonomically designed to reduce wear and tear on your wrists while you finagle weeds out of the ground. It has a lightweight titanium alloy blade with a handy serrated cutting edge.
6. Garden Journal
And maybe a new digital camera, too.
Rain chains are more than just beautiful alternatives to downspouts, they slow and direct the flow of water running off your roof. They can be used as a functional water feature or as a means of collecting water into a rain barrel of some type. This teardrop shaped chain is a classic design that sends the water dripping and splashes down the links. It is 100% copper and will develop a patina over time. A quick gutter attachment is included. Chain length: 8.5 ft. Link size: 3.5 in. H x 2.5 in. W.
The sun can have a tendency to move around the yard and now your garden can, too. The Garden 365 Resin Mobile Planter Box is amply sized (40 in.L x 24 in.W x 13.5 in.H) to grow plenty of flowers or vegetables, but not so big it's awkward or imposing. It's made of double walled polyethylene and comes in terra cotta, graphie or latte (the color, not the coffee). It moves via locking swivel casters and is scratch and dent resistant. And I love that it looks like a tub.
Made of weather resistant cedar, this is a well thought out, very practical potting table with a 48" x 25" x 36" work surface that includes a removable try for soil or supplies and a draw for storing small items. The lower self is large enough for bags of soil and fertilizer and the small upper shelf if perfect for pots.
A top shelf holds pots and tools. I have a similar model and it’s just so nice to have a designated area for making the mess that potting entails. You do have to assemble it, but the holes are pre-drilled and the screws are included. Dimensions: 48" L x 25" W x 55" H
Having a greenhouse is most gardeners' dream. It's also a huge investment of money and time, so make sure your gardener wants one before you surprise them with one. I like this Snap and Grow model because, at 8 ft. x 8 ft., it's gives you a good amount of growing room (64 sq. ft.), but it won't cost and arm and a leg to heat.
The frame is a sturdy, low maintenance aluminum that snaps together. The polycarbonate walls are clear, 100% UV protected and unbreakable. It comes with a roof vent, which like the window and door, comes preassembled. It's also expandable. Palram Snap & Grow Greenhouse Model 701647 701647.