The issue for me year after year has been what to give gardening friends for Christmas. After all, I have gardening friends that have created incredibly beautiful gardens and take pride in doing so. So sending a bouquet of flowers may be fine but they already have those. While it is not required to buy gifts for everyone you know, I think it is a nice gesture to think about people you appreciate like gardening friends who are also neighbors. Christmas is the season for giving and it is in giving that we receive.
Searching online the other day, I found some beautiful and unique plants that are perfect gifts for the gardeners in my life. Some are small and require no care at all, just water, and others come in kits with everything you need to plant them.
The plants I found online are different and can be kept indoors and that is a good thing. Here is a description of some of the plants that I think will delight any gardener.
Red Coral Air Plant Terrarium Ornament with Sand Dollar
This is truly adorable! It is a little air plant terrarium with a red coral and a cute sand dollar too. It comes complete in a kit which includes hanging or sitting glass globe with twine hanger, air plant, red coral, sand dollar, pebble and twine for hanging. And this kit comes gift boxed which is ideal for gift giving. It is the perfect gift for gardeners.
Air Plant Terrarium Party Set
This is another unique gift for gardeners or anyone else for that matter. It is a party set that includes 3-3 inch seated or hanging glass terrariums, 3 air plants, blue orange and pink reindeer moss and easy to follow instructions. The best part is that this does not require any soil at all. All it needs is air and water to live on.
Amaryllis Kit – Large Bulb, Pot and Soil – Gift Boxed
Imagine receiving a bulb as a gift and not having to worry about buying soil or a pot to plant it! This Amaryllis bulb kit comes with everything you need and also comes in an attractive gift box. Here you get a deep red bulb from Holland which produces huge flowers. Blooms are over 8″ across. Complete planting and care instructions are included with this kit.
Paperwhite Holiday Gift Growing Kit
Paperwhites are so beautiful! This kit includes 5 paperwhite bulbs, a plastic pot and saucer, and professional planting mix. Gardening friends or even family members will love this kit for Christmas. Follow instructions and plant them in a sunny location indoors. Blooms will appear 6-10 weeks after planting.
What I’ve realized after finding these beautiful plants online is that Christmas gifting doesn’t have to be as hectic as I thought it would be. It is difficult to find a really nice gift that is reasonably price these days but these terrariums and bulb kits are not expensive at all. So go ahead and check them out! You can still get them in time for Christmas.
Here are some other flower gardening sites that I found for you to browse. Thanks for visiting Best Flower Gardening!
SiteSeer Online gardening guides Playing in digital dirt - CNN
Flower Gardening - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BBC - Chelsea Flower Show 2011 - Homebase Garden - Tom Hoblyn
Flower Gardening: Planning Your Space | MSU Alumni Association
Flower Garden Design