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Wind Chimes As Gardening Gifts, You Can’t Go Wrong

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Wind chimes are a true work of art combined with alluring tones. They are designed for clear melodious tones and long lasting beauty, are enjoyed around the world and provide harmony for any home. The music awakens the spirit and creates a sense of peace and calm. Wind chimes are perfect gardening gifts that fill the backyard with peace and tranquility.

Wind chimes come in many shapes, sizes and designs. As gardening gifts, they can be quite a work of art as well as unique, handcrafted musical instruments. Wind chimes are also made from wood, glass, copper, porcelain, brass and aluminum. Bamboo wind chimes are also very popular. Whatever your style, I’m sure you will find that these gardening gifts compliment any surrounding. They are made to be durable and weather resistant, giving years of enjoyment.

Wind chimes are thought to be good luck in parts of Asia and are used in Feng Shui. In Japan they produce pleasant ringing sounds and are hung by the windows during hot humid summers in order to bring cooling relief. They are hung typically in groups of five or eight. The tubes must be hollow to allow the chi to flow upward. The swaying movement produces light, tinkling sounds, which enable the good chi to settle, thus bringing luck and fame into the home. Wind chimes relieve stress and open emotional blocks within the body.
They enhance energy flow, uplift our spirits and dampen negative influences. If you don’t know the difference between feng shui and chop suey, that’s okay. Wind chimes simply sound fabulous and look terrific.

As gardening gifts to friends, or for yourself, I don’t see how you can go wrong. They are objects of beauty, bringing good luck, peace and calm to our busy lives. Eighty five percent of households here in the U.S.A. have at least one, why not you?  😉

Bamboo Wind Chimes

Bamboo Wind Chimes

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Are Plants Still Good Gardening Gifts?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Gifts are not only guaranteed to surprise, but they are bound to make your loved one feel even more special than they already are.  Gardening gifts are always in season and with more and more people “going green”, that makes giving plants a great gift.  It has been shown that many  customers prefer their living plants over cut flowers because they last much longer.  If you are looking for unique gardening gifts that will keep on growing and giving for many years – look no further.

Plants are fantastic gardening gifts for any person who is a nature lover. Plant gifts can be of various types, which include bonsais, anthuriums, orchids, chrysanthemums, bromeliad, etc. Gardenia bonsai are an example for indoors plants. They can also be kept places where it obtains filtered sunlight.  Other gardening gifts include clay or ceramic pots with saucers to put them on, so as not to spill any water.  The gifting of plants is quite common in the professional world as well.  For instance, if you were a real estate agent, sending plants as gardening gifts to your client says thanks – and helps them remember you.

When choosing plants for gardening gifts, it is important to keep in mind a few things. This will ensure that you make the perfect choice for home or office.  First, find a plant that is easy to care for. Houseplants are wonderful gardening gifts, but if they require dedicated maintenance, there is every chance that the gift will not be as appreciated as you intended.  Next, try to see how the recipient might use the plant.  Is it to brighten up a room?  Will it stand out by itself as a symbol of importance? Does it hang in the bathroom?  I think you get the idea.  Purchasing plants with the ability to brighten a room or highlight specific features will ensure that your gardening gifts will be appreciated for years to come.

Smaller trays for the windowsill or porch are quite popular gardening gifts and attractive too.  If you’re purchasing for someone who doesn’t quite have the “green thumb” yet, you may consider bamboo as caring for the plant is very easy.  One word about cats: many common and beautiful plants are deadly to them.  Before you bring home a floral arrangement, plant a border of day lilies, or send gardening gifts off to your friends, make sure you know what to avoid.  Lilies, including Easter lilies, tiger lilies, stargazer, rub-rum or Japanese showy lilies and day lilies – are particularly toxic to cats.  Let’s keep our pets healthy.

For the gardener who seems to have everything, gift certificates for compost or quarter-10 gravel (for improving drainage and for mulching) will be much appreciated.  You can even make your own coupon to be used for a day of work in the garden, a day of garden tours (you pay the admission and gas) and lunch.  If you have a truck, you could offer a trip to the dumps.  But, far and away, the easiest gardening gifts are certificates to a nursery. You could enclose it with a card and attach it to a plant catalog as well.  😉

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What Gifts To Give A Gardener?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

There are many different ideas for great gardening gifts. Show your appreciation for the gardener in your life by giving them unique and well thought out gardening gifts.
Gardening gifts are also things that can be kept and appreciated. You can for instance buy a herb with a card attached.  A plant that attracts certain species of birds can also be given with a book on those specific birds.

Seedlings can also be great gardening gifts since they are already grown and only need replanting. The recipient will be happy with a plant that he or she has been looking for or wanting for some time. Since they are already seedlings, the recipient will not have a difficult time growing them. For novice gardeners, a complete set of gardening tools will be greatly appreciated as gardening gifts. Gardening gifts like these can range from the basic gardening tools to specific tools needed for specific functions while gardening. Specific tools include pruners of all shapes and sizes, sprayers, mowers and many others.

Gardening gifts are directly parallel to the needs of the gardener. For one gardener may not be the best for another, so a little knowledge about your friend or relatives garden needs will be a definite help.  The most expensive gardening gifts may not be the best ones, so if you are on a budget, don’t worry. There are always garden accessories and clothing wear. Gardening gloves, footwear and knee pads are always appreciated.

Rain gauges in a variety of shapes and styles look attractive in a yard or garden, particularly if they look part of the general theme. If the person on your gift list has frog statuary throughout her garden, then a rain gauge held by a frog would be an ideal gardening gift. Fairies, dragons, wildlife and other themes lend themselves to a variety of accessories that can enhance the space. Wind spinners, statues, planters, wind chimes and other outdoor accessories incorporating those themes make great gifts for gardening enthusiasts. As they spend lots of time outdoors, they’re better able to appreciate these little touches of beauty.

Gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies, and you probably know a gardener or two that would love a gift from you, even a pink flamingo!  😉

Pink Flamingo Gardening Gift

Pink Flamingo Gardening Gift

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