Gardening Gifts

Don't let your holiday gift-buying list stump you. For the gardener in your life, consider one of these great gift ideas form local area landscapers.

By Melissa Mauzy

 

Don't let your holiday gift-buying list stump you. For the gardener in your life, consider one of these great gift ideas from local area landscapers.

House Plant
“A house plant is one of my favorite things to give as a gift because you can cater your selection to anyone from an avid gardener to a novice. Many of my friends lead very busy lives, so my go-to is any plant in the Dracaena family because they require very little maintenance but provide a great visual interest in any room. As long as they keep it alive, which can be many years, they will remember the great friend they received it from.” -Katy Molaskey, Landscape Architect, Green Guys.

 

Soil Knife
“Our number one favorite garden tool is the Soil Knife. The Soil Knife is fantastic for planting bulbs and plants, digging seed furrows, dividing perennials, sawing through roots, trimming stems and branches, digging out weeds, chopping greens off root veggies, cutting twine and so much more. Made of stainless steel, it won't rust and comes with a lifetime guarantee.” -Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

 

Winged Fairy
“The perfect gift for that gardener who has everything is a whimsical Winged Fairy to add to the garden. These figurines can be miniature in size or up to 2 or 3 feet tall. They always bring a smile to the garden.” -David Sherwood, Sherwood’s Forest.
 

Gift Certificate
“A gift certificate to a local garden center is the perfect gift. I find those that are as passionate about landscaping as I am also thoroughly enjoy the process of selecting the plants and accents that they place in their garden. Often times, they have a specific space that they would like to change or add to. This gift gives them the ability to select that perfect plant to add to their masterpiece.” -Jim Graeler, Chesterfield Valley Nursery