'Tis the season to find the perfect gift for the gardeners in your life (including you)!
Santa Maria Novella Firenze 1221 - sublime botanical scents are in every product from this Florence, Italy company. One of their most special products are little scented wax tablets infused with botanicals like winterberry, roses, and pot pourri. The tablets are ideal for imbuing closets and drawers with a subtle yet notable botanical smell and last for years. $38 for a box of two.
The Gardener's Gripe Book - first published in 1995 - this fun read is as current today as the day it was written. Filled with musings, advice, and comfort for gardeners, this fun and inexpensive book is something all gardeners will relate to and enjoy reading on any day of the year. $11.87 at Amazon.
"...the author points out in her tongue-in-cheek book, you can't trust the experts, nothing looks like it does in magazines and catalogs, trends change more often than hemlines, and Mother Nature always wins."
Grampa's Weeder - one of the best gardening tools on the market (been around since 1913!), the original "Grampa's Weeder' (that's not a typo - the product is called "Grampa") is a stand up weed puller tool with a long handle. The handle is made of sustainable bamboo and the 4-claw head is made of steel. Built to last, easy to use, saves your back and knees because there is no bending, pulling, or kneeling needed. Tens of thousands of five star reviews on Amazon. $39.99
Regenerative Gardening 101 Class - this class by local company Blossom and Branch is offered as a series of online courses you can take at your own pace, and comes with a printable workbook. Includes information on building soil, the function of ecoysystem, minimizing pesticides and fertilizers, and regenerative practices for all four seasons. Highly recommend. $69.98 includes lifetime access.
Gift cards to local nurseries and garden centers - let them choose their plants or gardening supplies with a gift card to a local garden business. See our Resources page for a listing of local garden centers.