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Garden Gift Ideas

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December 6, 2020

What gardener doesn’t like to get garden related gifts for Christmas? I remember one year, Kate got me 16 tons of crushed limestone. Let’s go ahead and look at a few items that will actually fit under the Christmas tree. Of course, one of the best quick Christmas gift ideas for anyone is a holiday plant. Poinsettias come in all shapes, sizes, and many different colors. They would be an easy gift for that office Christmas party. And a final live-gift idea? This mixed container features a dwarf Alberta spruce as the thriller plant. In this arrangement mixed Matrix pansies fill in with a lot of color, along with the white sweet alyssum and the chartreuse lysimmachia spilling over the side. What makes this a good Christmas gift? You can decorate the tree! Mooo-ving on to another garden gift idea, plant stands and baskets make wonderful Christmas and multiuse gifts. I’ve had my eye on this pink flamingo. It looks great in the garden with this selection of Mari-mums. From holiday plants to whatever’s in season, baskets and plant stands are gifts that keep on giving. And as far as decorations go, everybody likes fun garden art. There’s lots of whimsical metal art available like these fun decorative trucks, to animals like the bright red bird. I also like using these elegant wooden cloche frames to display beautiful plants. Don’t forget your favorite gardener this holiday season. Now Katie…close your eyes…she’s going to love this. I’m horticulturist Gary Bachman, and I’ll see you next time on Southern Gardening.

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