Throughout the year are holidays and special occasions for which we need gifts. Here are some suggestions on all-occasion gift ideas for gardeners.
Seeds are the perfect garden gift whatever the occasion. Whatever the interest of the gardener, Renee’s Garden has suitable varieties. These seeds are available on Renee’s website as well as nurseries and garden centers. New varieties for 2009 include Neon Glow rainbow chard. They also have several wonderful new sweet peas as well as Asian baby leaf mesclun salad. Renee’s offers heirloom flowers, herbs, and vegetables along with the finest new introductions. One of the new herbs is the award winning White Ice Lavender, which blooms the very first year.
Garden kits make ideal gifts for gardeners. Several new ones are available for 2009. These include the Medieval Herber windowsill greenhouse. This features seeds of eight easy to grow herbs from the Middle Ages. The windowsill planter includes a dome that helps the seeds to germinate more quickly.
Make those gift bouquets really special with Vaseover kits. This is a new way to turn an everyday vase into something special. There’s a Vaseover for most major holidays as well as birthdays. There is also an all-occasion one that is suitable for any celebration. All you do is add the Vaseover powder to water, wait a half hour, and add the other envelope containing the themed accent confetti. This turns the water in the vase into a celebratory gel.
Whatever the occasion, note cards and garden stationery make wonderful gifts. Galison has a complete line of cards for gift giving. For 2009, Galison has introduced two new Flip Top note card sets. The hinged flip top box is beautifully decorated. This contains twelve trifold note cards and 13 matching envelopes. The new styles include Dandelion with a golden yellow background embellished with floral motifs.
The Winterthur Flowers Flip Top note card set is also new. This is a rich medium blue with sprigs of flowers and butterflies in assorted colors.
Other garden related stationery items from Galison also make great gifts. For 2009, Galison is adding Dandelion Sticky Notes. These are a stylish alternative to plain Post-It’s. Each sticky note set comes in a lovely decorated portfolio. It contains eight decorated sticky pads in three different sizes. Also new is the Retro Tulip Sticky Notes.