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I still love this idea. As charming as a box of fine chocolates and much less fattening. These bon bons are made of seeds, organic compost and clay. It's an instant way to plant, fertilize and prevent birds and insects from eating your seeds.
My new favorite is the Cocktail garnish - Slow Drinks Garden Bon Bons, with borage, lemon balm and basil. The Italian Herb Selection comes with basil, chives, parsley and thyme and the Herbal Tea box has seeds of lemon balm, chamomile, borage and stinging nettleLemon Balm/Melissa officinalis. Just toss them in a sunny part of your garden, water and be patient. The hard part is parting with the adorable bon bons.
Finding attractive plant markers is not always easy. For the windowsill or the garden, these powder-coated steel herb markers will make sure no one picks the rosemary with the thyme.
When you're out in the garden, all kinds of ideas come to you; the perfect plant complement, the need for more fertilizer, the line of a poem. You always think you'll remember it, but you don't. A notepad may seem an odd gift for a gardener, but it's an invaluable tool. And this cream print pad from K & Company keeps a pen handy too.
6. Seed Packets
Finally nurseries have wised up and are putting seed packets out early enough to scoop some up as stocking stuffers. You can choose things that will grow indoors, like basil and chives, maybe pull together a bouquet of black-eyed Susans, statice and baby's breath, choose some of your favorites to share or just grab and assortment. You could even give some seeds from your own garden. Can't decide? How about a gift certificate to a local garden center or a mail order seed company.
A sharp edge makes work easier and this little tool takes the drudgery out of sharpening. Small enough to tuck in your pocket or garden bag, but versatile enough to sharpen pruners, hoes, shovels, even the mower blade. It's safe to use, too, with a full length finger guard. Sharpens with a reversible Diamond Honed Tungsten Carbide blade. Comes with a lifetime manufacturer warranty. I love mine.