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Beyond the Ordinary

 

 

 

We’ve searched the internet and found lots of lists of gifts for gardeners. They’re great lists full of the usual suggestions — gardening gloves and tools, gift certificates and houseplants. Not quite satisfied, we put together our own list. These are the things we’d love to find under the tree this year! To make it easier for you, we’ve arranged the list by category. Hope this helps you find the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.  

Outdoor Lifestyle  

 

 

 

  • Adirondack chairs
  • Garden bench
  • Pergola or gazebo
  • Romantic outdoor privacy curtains 
  • Hammock
  • Outdoor fan
  • Outdoor speakers
  • Wind chimes
  • Fire pit
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Pizza oven
  • Grill or smoker
  • Rug

 

 

Focus on Design Features

 

 

  • Water feature 
  • Night lighting
  • Art piece
  • Antique wrought iron gate or fence panel
  • Unique planters
  • Garden train or fairy garden
  • Professional consultation appointment

 

 

Inspiration and Education

 

 

 

  • Horticulture class
  • Membership to nearby botanical garden/ arboretum
  • Membership to a national gardening organization (Perennial Plant Association, American Horticulture Society)
  • Famous gardens tour
  • Magazine subscription (Horticulture, Fine Gardening)
  • Books (Planting in a Post-Wild World, Garden Revolution)
  • Leather bound journal

 

 

Environmental Concern

 

 

  • Greenhouse
  • Grow lights
  • Seed starting system 
  • Collection of Heirloom Seeds
  • Outdoor compost bin
  • Indoor compost collection bin
  • Water collection system
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Reusable plant stakes
  • Sustainably produced chair cushions
  • Membership to environmental organization ( ie.Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club)

 

 

Birds. Bees and Butterflies

 

 

 

  • Bird bath
  • Squirrel proof bird feeders
  • Window feeders
  • Premium bird seed
  • Eagle/heron watching weekend
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with lens designed for birding
  • Books  (National Geographic Guide, Peterson Field Guide, Sibley Guides)
  • Membership to Audubon Society 
  • Bee hotel
  • Butterfly feeder
  • Butterfly garden plant grouping (Native to your area)
  • Midwinter trip to a Butterfly House
  • Books (National Geographic Guide, Kaufman Field Guide, Peterson Field Guide)

 

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