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maintained, "A garden is like those pernicious machineries which
catch a man's coat—skirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg
and his whole body to irresistible destruction." The gardener
responds, "What a way to go!" Once gardening gets into the man, it's
hard to get the man out of the garden. Gifts for his garden would at
least ensure a place in his thoughts and heart for you. Here is a
bouquet of gift ideas for the gardener on your gift list.
of structures lend themselves to the beauty and function of a
garden. Arrange for the construction of a gazebo, fountain, pond
(complete with fish, frogs, lily pads, and bridge), pergola,
trellis, or shed in the gardener's garden.
cordless telephone is a useful gift for the gardener whose phone
rings every time she's halfway to the garden shed.
accessories that serve as focal points are fun gifts for gardeners.
Give a birdbath, birdhouse, sundial, or garden bench.
tools for the gardener include irrigation kits, hose reels, lawn
claws, garden markers, watering cans, garden trikes, scuffle hoes,
spading forks, shovels, trowels, hand pruners, knee-saver mats,
water timers, adjustable rakes, and garden scissors.
planter box full of blossoming blooms to give to the flower
the flower gardener in a community course on flower arranging.
cookbook featuring recipes, or canning, freezing, or drying
instructions for the vegetable gardener's produce. Your help in
canning, freezing, or drying would also be a valued gift.
present a gift of gardening tools, "wrap" them in a shiny galvanized
garbage can or wheelbarrow and tie a big bow through the handles.
composting unit, chipper, or shredder.
gift of membership in The American Horticultural Society,
www.smith-hawken.com, has a marvelous array of lawn and garden
furnishings and accessories as well as gardening tools and clothing.
gifts for the gardener include a personal stereo or compact-disc
player with a headset, seeds, a gardening apron, a hat, garden
stakes (markers), and hose guards.
gift subscription to Fine