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Plants-The Ultimate Holiday Gift

Plants are the ultimate holiday gift for those gardeners on your holiday shopping list. Both indoor and outdoor plants are suitable. Flowering pot plants are especially popular as holiday gifts. So are indoor foliage plants. There is a suitable type to fit every budget.

Seasonal flowering pot plants are very economical gifts. Even orchids are more affordable now as well.

If you’re shopping for bonsai as gifts, buy from reputable sources. Expect to pay a premium price for a premium quality plants. In this case, you really get what you pay for.

The lower quality bonsai are mass-produced, and haven’t been pruned or trained properly. Often, they’re imported into the U.S. Many of the cheaper ones won’t survive no matter what the gardener does to keep them alive.

Amaryllis, paper white narcissus, tulips, and other seasonal bulbs are often sold in pre-planted kits. These make great gardening gifts. With the amaryllis, you can pretty get about every shade of pink and red that you can imagine.

With dreary winter weather on the way, indoor plants make good holiday gifts. These provide ways for gardeners to pursue their interest in gardening throughout the year.

Indoor topiaries make delightful holiday gifts. A number of tender tropical species are grown as indoor topiaries.

Though rosemary topiaries are readily available for the holiday season, give these only if the gardener can provide the proper growing conditions—either indoors or outdoors. If grown as a houseplant, they need cool temperatures but lots of sun.

It is easy to take an ordinary plant and turn it into an upscale gift. Whether you’re choosing a cyclamen in full bloom or a rosemary, it’s the details that really count. Instead of using gift wraps, consider seasonal fabrics instead. Tie these in place with attractive ribbons and bows.

Most flowering and seasonal pot plants are sold in plain Jane plastic pots. Transform the plant into something special by using a lovely cache pot. Another easy idea is to use upscale gift bags with fancy beaded handles. Coordinate the color of the bag with that of the flower color.

There are many attractive cache and gift pots available at garden centers and nurseries. These come in an amazing array of colors and shapes. The Scheurich line is available at independent garden centers. These are the equivalent of high fashion for plants. They come in very trendy colors, and styles. With such nice pots, the days of ordinary, ho-hum gift plants are behind us.

There are other ways to dress up those indoor gift plants. Consider adding an attractive covering for the potting soil. For cacti and succulent, this is typically decorative pebbles or stones. Glass beads and chips also work very well for any kind of houseplant.

Super Moss is a fresh green, preserved sheet moss. This is just lovely when using as a soil covering. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor plants. Super Moss provides an easy way to dress up orchids and bonsai as well as other gift plants

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