A Gardener's Gift Guide
Christmas came quickly this year! Need a few last minute gifts and stocking stuffers? Or maybe something to bring to the hostess of that holiday party?
Here are a few ideas that will help you mix it up and keep your loved ones thinking of you as they enjoy their gift:
Amaryllis or Paperwhite Bulbs: These beautiful bulbs are great blooms to brighten up the winter months. Just add soil or simply water for the paperwhites, and get ready to watch them grow each day. Measuring the growth each day makes a great project for kids during the winter months.
Cyclamen: These beautiful flowers have a great history to them with this holiday, being that they were the original Christmas flower. In the 1950s, poinsettias became more popular during the holiday, but cyclamen have begun to make a comeback. These beautiful flowers bloom throughout the winter, adding color to your home in the bleak winter months.
Christmas Cactus: One way to tell that Christmas is near is by seeing your Christmas cactus bud. These unique cacti bloom once to twice a year at Christmas and sometimes Easter. They are not your typical cactus though, being as they are not prickly or spiny.
Door County Coffee: Just the thing to warm up on the cold winter days. Door County Coffee comes in a variety of seasonal flavors and classic favorites. For the coffee drinker in your life, these make great stocking stuffers and are handy to have in the cabinet for any out of town guests you will be hosting this season.
Thymes Frasier Fir Gift Set: Bring the smell of fresh greens in to your home with the Frasier Fir line from Thymes. They have candles, air freshener, soap, lotion and scented oil to bring the smell of the holidays indoors. Tucked in the right places, guests will never know your faux greens aren’t real, because they’ll smell so good.
Bonsai Tree: For those of us who want to keep our thumbs green throughout the winter, try a Bonsai. These small trees make unique gifts that everyone will be talking about. Our on-staff expert Dan Kosta can help choose the right type of tree for the conditions it will be growing in.
Fresh Greens Centerpiece: A great hostess gift, giving a centerpiece for the dinner table will add a lot of cheer to the party. These centerpieces just need to be watered, much like any plant, and they will last throughout all the holiday parties and into January.
Holiday English Garden Basket: These indoor gardens not only make great centerpieces for parties, but they keep you gardening throughout the winter. English Garden Baskets are a mix of green and flowering houseplants that are arranged into a larger basket. They will feed your gardening need while the ground is frozen.