Holiday Gifts for Folks with Green Thumbs

saige roberts


Gardeners are ridiculously easy to please when it comes to selecting holiday gifts. Gift certificates to their favorite plant nursery are always appreciated — even if you worry they’re a bit impersonal. But if you really enjoy selecting the perfect gift for someone, buy the gardener you love something that’s a bit extravagant, something he or she would love, but might be reluctant to buy. Some suggestions, along with local sources:

  • Woodstock Wind Chimes. These chimes come in varying lengths, materials and tones, with the deeper church bell-like tones costing almost $400. Esposito Garden Center has a selection of chimes beginning at $59.
  • Dramm Premium Rubber Hose. Tallahassee Nurseries carries Dramm Premium Rubber Hoses, which come in a variety of colors and resist kinking, coil easily in hot and cold weather, can take hot water up to 160 degrees F. and come with a lifetime guarantee, for $69.99.
  • A Tilley® hat. Dermatologists have been recommending these sun-shading hats for years, and they come with a lifetime guarantee as long as you don’t use bleach when laundering them and don’t put them in the dryer. Native Nurseries carries a variety of Tilley® hats that start at $86.
  • A mature citrus tree in a 30-gallon pot already loaded with fruit. While you can buy smaller citrus trees in 3-gallon pots for $43 at Just Fruits and Exotics and enjoy your harvest in just a few years, $250 will get you instant gratification. Getting a qualified contractor to pick it up at the nursery, deliver it in the Tallahassee area and plant it for you will cost another $150.

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