Monday, November 28, 2016

Top 10 Gifts for Gardeners

As the holiday season is upon  us, I find my email inbox filling up with requests from product companies and PR companies urging me to share their wares with you all. Yet, I cannot in good conscience, promote anything that I have not used and tested myself. 
   This year, I was honored to be asked to be a judge of the Direct Gardening Association's Green Thumb Awards for the best new garden products and plants. The first seven gifts on this list that I am recommending come from these product evaluations that I did and I can highly endorse these as I tested them in my own home garden. The winning Green Thumb products were selected based on their uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a gardening problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and potential appeal to gardeners.
   The last few gift recommendations are for tried-and-true products that I have used over many years and that I have come to trust and cherish. These are the ones I buy for fellow gardeners and that I am loathe to let anyone borrow lest they not be speedily returned.
   What garden tools do you love? Feel free to share in the comments section below.

1.  Kitchen Garden Kit - Grow Microgreens & Baby Greens - Botanical Interests

2. Plant A Bar, 28217; x 48217;

3. Happy Leaf LED V2 Grow Light

4. Purple Pillar Hibiscus - 4" pot - Rose of Sharon

5. Proven Winners Invincibelle Ruby Smooth Hydrangea (Arborescens) Live Shrub, Pink and Red Flowers, 1 gallon

6.  Hazzard's Seeds Calendula Snow Princess 250 seeds

7.  Fingerling Potato Molly Black - 10 certified ORGANIC Purple Heirloom Potato Seeds

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8. CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator

9. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 oz., Jar

10. Alaska Fish Fertilizer 5-1-1 Concentrate 1 Quart

and one bonus stocking-stuffer pick:

Corona AG4930SS Long Straight Snip, Stainless Steel

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:06 PM

    I love my cobra tool and have given a few to my family and friends.


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