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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home Gardener

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
-Thomas Jefferson
Christmas gift ideas for the home gardener.

  • A trowel and hand shovel set. Fiskars has a nice sturdy set--perfect for the home gardener
  • Gloves. Costco sells a multi-pack for women in pastel colors (gardening gloves) and black for men (work gloves) that are essentially the same item in different colors. The moisture and dirt of gardening wear gloves out pretty quickly.
  • Small shovel. Sometimes you just need a little more digging ability in a shovel. These small size spades are perfect for larger plantings and transplants, weed removal, and general working of the beds.
  • Seed starting greenhouses and supplies.
  • Gift certificates to seed catalogs, like Burpee, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Tomato Growers Supply Co.
  • Subscription to Mother Earth News, Grit or another gardening journal.

Flagstone Paths

Paths can be made out of all kinds of materials but one of my favorites is natural stone either as steppers or flagstone.

Stone can be laid in a stone dust base and arranged and re-arranged to get the look you want.

A recently completed project has 2' x 3' flagstone pathway through a river rock sweep. This was a damp and muddy lost space in the client's yard. Grass refused to grow and the moist soil meant that every time the lawnmower drove through it more ruts and bareness followed.

Combining broken irregular flagstone with large garden steppers as stairs keep an informal yet functional feel. This project was done to transition between a lower paver brick patio and an upper wooded area. The walk terminates in a rustic flagstone patio used as a sitting area.

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Seasonal Pest Management

The National Arboretum is a great resource for gardening info. Click here to see their recommendations for identifying and dealing with springtime pests.