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Don't Forget Gardening Gifts (frugal style)

December 10th, 2006 at 09:26 pm

Most frugal gardening gifts require a head start........but here are a few ideas off the top of my head just in case you've still got a gardener on your gift list.

-Bundle up a couple landscape/gardening magazines from your stash (or the thrift store) and include a coupon for an afternoons help in their garden.

-If you've gathered seeds from your garden, include some in an envelope or waxed paper packet with a photo of the plant & directions for planting in their garden come spring/summer.

-Cuttings from your houseplants make great gifts, either rooted in water or potted. Be sure to include any specific care directions.

-Home made certificate or coupon for an afternoons outing together, visiting public gardens in your area.

-A gift of membership to their local garden club, usually a very modest fee.

-A framed print, using a photo you took in their garden.

-A custom stepping stone (or stones) using broken dishes, glassware or shells. Only cost; a bag of quick set concrete!

-Divide up a plant from your garden & pot up either in a nursery pot or something more creative like an old boot, a teakettle or bucket.....use your imagination.

3 Responses to “Don't Forget Gardening Gifts (frugal style)”

  1. janH Says:

    I especially like the stone, photo of their garden, and the unusual containers. I will have to remember these for my parents' birthdays in the spring!

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Those are great ideas you have there!Smile

  3. lrjohnson Says:

    I did the shoe planter once.....a black converse high top for a man who always wears hightops....it's so funny how an "odd" idea can seem so obvious after you hear it.....there are so many ideas out there we just haven't heard yet-ain't life grand?

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