by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.
Presents and Christmas Greenery In December our thoughts turn to the holidays and all the prep work that we need to do to get ready. Not much is happening outdoors in the landscape, but we can still think about gardening and the upcoming gift giving opportunities. Do you have someone on your gift list that is into gardening? Well, then you are in luck! Gardening items make excellent gifts and there is something to fit every budget. The trick is to match the gift to the needs, level of experience, and particular interest of your gardening friend or relative. Consider purchasing garden tools such as a quality pair of hand pruners or loppers. Or what about a weed whip, a quality fertilizer spreader, or one of those fancy digging spades from England? In the clothing department you could get a pair of sturdy leather work gloves, a gardening apron, or a T-shirt with a f lower or plant design. You could go a different route if you canâ€™t find something
Gardening implements make great Christmas gifts! specific and give a gift certificate to a nursery, garden center, or to a gardening supply store. A gift certificate to a nursery plant catalog would also be a good option. As you can see, there are a wide range of choices for the gardener on your Christmas list. I think a neat gift ~ hint, hint to my family ~ would be a home 81
Tidewater Times December 2014