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1. Garden Books
Some gardeners have a hard time cutting flowers to bring indoors and others fill every room with bouquets. Either way, the vase should be worthy of the blooms - whether they're from the backyard or the store. Here's an assortment of clear glass square vases that could be filled with just about anything.
I always think I don't need any more tools and then something really useful catches my eye. When their garden is full to the brim and they need to dig a hole with as little disturbance as possible, they will thank you for this transplant spade. The plastic coated steel handle is sturdy, but not overly heavy. The narrow blade (7.3 in. x 12 in.) is made of carbon steel. The blade curves inward, for easier slicing, and it makes a nice tubular hole for squeezing in new plants or lifting out a division.
5. Vine Tuteur
Vines give gardens another dimension, but they need something to scamper up. We could use bamboo poles, string or another plant, but tuteurs look good even before the vine fills in. And when it does, this powder-coated steel model is strong enough to hold it. This is a 5 ft. version from gardener's supply Company. They also offer a 7 ft. model, for over achiever vines.
I still love this herb keeper. It's small enough to keep on the counter, so it's handy while you're cooking. Plus is keeps your herbs fresh, in water. They may even root for you!
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. It also doubles as a vase. I'm sure any gardener would find multiple uses for it.
You know how nice it is when you're shopping at a nursery and the cart is roomy and maneuverable? When you have to move a lot of plants or heavy bags, this all terrain wagon comes in very hand. What I really like about it is that the sides fold down, so you can grab things any which way. The 8" pneumatic tires can bounce across just about any yard. Another nice feature is the bed liner, that lets you cart loose materials without them falling through. It is supposed to carry up to 550 pounds, but I have not tested it.
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.