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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Home Gardeners 50% at Your Local Hardware Store

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shares with you a coupon that will save you 50% off any item under at a local hardware store, that is valid 12/17 only. Also in this episode you will learn about two items John purchased last time they had the 50% off deal.. Including Corona Pruners and Orange Guard, Johns favorite natural ant spray. This deal is now expired.

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    Garden Tool Caddy – gardentoolcaddy.com

    Friday, June 18th, 2010

    See It To Believe It! Holds garden tools, beverage, cell phone and more. Attaches easily to most round or square trash cans, wheel barrows and yard waste (PLUS MORE!).

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    Are Sundials Any Good In The Rain?

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

    Sundials are ancient artifacts, architectural wonders, that offer great meaning and classic beauty to those who treasure them.  A sundial is a beautiful way to add a touch of history to your garden.  It is the most popular and ancient device of science that is still in existence.  Over time, more elaborately engineered and accurate time-telling devices were conceived, such as equatorial sundials.  They make very popular gifts, especially for weddings and anniversaries, as the concepts of “time” and “everlasting love” are so closely related.

    These gardening gifts are traditionally found in gardens but can add an interesting detail to interior and exterior environments.  A sundial is a fantastic thing to have in your garden, making incredibly beautiful focal points just like any urn or garden sculpture.  They can be personalized with inscriptions and date lines to make the perfect birthday gift for the person who has everything.  A sundial is not nearly as accurate at telling the time as a clock or watch, but it can give a good estimate of the current time. They come in many sizes, types and finishes.

    Brass sundials are more eye-catching and are more likely to be a focal piece in your outdoor decor.  Gnomons (shadow-casters) are usually made of brass, bronze or stainless steel.  You may want to purchase a brass pedestal or perhaps make a more personalized sun dial pedestal from stones or rocks from around your place.  The sundials most commonly found in churchyards are those of the common horizontal class, normally made of brass or bronze, although, sadly, many of these have been stolen in recent years or have been badly damaged.

    Today, as history/art/science projects, backyard decor, or special gifts sundials are the perfect choice.  They make a statement in any garden, castle or cottage, and are excellent gardening gifts for that special occasion.  Sundials are historical jewels for your garden, providing a natural, time-honored way of which to gauge time.  Rain or shine, these gardening gifts are cool. 😉

    Gardening Gifts Sundial

    Gardening Gifts Sundial

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    Why Should I Buy Garden Gnomes As Gardening Gifts?

    Sunday, September 13th, 2009

    Garden gnomes are a cute addition to the garden and are also a good-luck charm.  Germany is considered as the home of the gnomes.  As far as can be told, the first wandering Garden Gnomes (“der Gartenz werg”) were made in somewhere near Graeferoda, Thuringia, Germany in the early 1800’s.  These colorful gardening ornaments, which some find cute and others find repulsive, have been a presence in gardens around the world ever since.
    They make great gardening gifts.  These small, earth-dwelling creatures have the same general look, usually with a long, white beard, a red hat and simple clothes.  Garden gnomes have an uncanny ability to stand perfectly still, thus giving them the appearance of not being real.

    Every year, millions of people around the world purchase these lawn ornaments for a variety of reasons.  One is even featured as the main character on Travelocity’s latest commercials.  By the way, I don’t think they like being called “lawn ornaments”.  Since gnomes are thought to be purveyors of goodwill, hope, and good luck, let’s not make them mad.  These gardening gifts are a source of decoration and amusement for many.  They range in size from 8 inches to 3 feet tall and add a cheerful, lighthearted touch to any setting, indoors or out.  Let’s face it, these gnomes are simply fun to have around.

    Garden gnomes are also the source of practical jokes and mischief, as they’re routinely stolen from gardens in order to “liberate” them.  Garden Gnomes are masters of nature and love to travel.  They are often photographed at tourist locations.  The photos are then sent back to their original owners showing what a wonderful time they are now having as newly “liberated” gnomes.  Police say that garden gnomes are among the most stolen items and several arrests have been made concerning their “abductions”.

    If you’re looking to add a touch of whimsy to your gardening gifts, this is certainly the way to go.  Garden gnomes are a world-wide phenomenon, and many stories and legends are told about their origin and behavior. Garden gnomes are mysterious creatures, filled with mischief, and they are known to create havoc in the garden and to sometimes disappear into thin air.  They can even disguise themselves so as to go about their business undetected.  Gnomes are supposed to be a sign of good luck, but of course, if you have any bad luck they probably won’t even stick around.  Garden gnomes are very hard working, loyal, and shy, but they do have a fun side to their personalities and love to play pranks on the humans and each other, so watch out! 😉

    Swingin' Garden Gnomes

    Swingin' Garden Gnomes

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    What Kind Of Accessories Are Good For Gardening Gifts?

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

    Whether it’s the garden hose and sprinkler you use for watering, the gloves you wear, or the hand garden tools you work the soil with, these gardening gifts must be of good quality and reliable. Look for products with a good guarantee. Make sure that not only are you covered against problems or defects, but also look for a satisfaction guarantee as well. This is important as you never really get the feel of your tools or gardening accessories until they arrive.

    Gardening gifts for beginners should include the basics: rakes, shovels, hoes, pitch forks, or a nice set of good hand tools. Another option would be a tool rack in which to store the larger tools, or even a tool rack on wheels. One really neat gardening gift is a kneeler bench, which serves as both a place to kneel and a little bench to sit. It protects the knees from the hard and bumpy ground. Long gloves that offer sturdy protection from rogue thorns and prickles, as well as giving added grip when handling wet and slimy substances, make excellent gardening gifts. Also, there are thousands of books on gardening, ranging from how-to books to those dealing with specialized situations such as small space or container gardening. Again, good gardening gifts.

    You may also choose clothing for the person who loves to grow things. There are t-shirts, bags, sneakers, socks, and hats that you can find when you are looking for gardening gifts. Use your imagination and be creative when looking for gardening accessories to please your gardener. Do a little “homework” and find out what they like doing the most or what their biggest problem is at the moment. That way, your gardening gifts are very thoughtful and well received. Here is a partial list of other gardening gifts to consider: Planters and fertilizers, plastic and ceramic pots, ornaments and statues, garden lightings, aprons, hand cream, water fountains and wind chimes. Any gardener on your list would appreciate a gift certificate to your local garden nursery as well.

    Finding accessories to buy as gardening gifts is quite easy. They are sold in nearly any discount department store as well as in the garden section of most home improvement stores. You can also usually find inexpensive gardening tools and decorations at a dollar store, or even at garage sales and flea markets. If you are shopping for gardening supplies off-season, your best bet is to shop online.

    A big hat will keep the sun off of a bent-over neck, rubber shoes will keep mud from between the toes and a kneeling pad will prevent bruising of one of the most used and abused gardener parts. Gardeners are smitten by the entire ritual of planting little seeds in the dirt, watering and watching them grow, then reaping the payoff of dinner on the table, and your thoughtful gardening gifts in this ritual will surely be remembered!  😉

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    Gardening Accessory Gifts

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