gardening and enjoying life in Salem, Massachusetts
The First Annual Salem Garden Holiday Wish List
It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time to find a gift for your favorite gardener. There are so many choices and ideas everywhere you look, from your local garden center to millions of places on the internet. Here’s a few of my favorites this year:
First up, how about a pair of great gardening clogs? I’m really love the adorable chicken design. These are $36.95 here at Gardener’s Supply company.
If I were in the market for a greenhouse, I’d choose this one.
Look at these great garden markers! I found them on etsy for 3/$22 at this cute shop called FromArtisanHands. I think they would add a nice punch of color and they look nice and sturdy and fade proof.
At the very top of my “gardening books to read” list is Margaret Roach’s “the backyard parables, lessons on gardening, and life.” I loved Margaret’s last book “And I Shall Find Some Peace Here” in which she talked about her journey from corporate life as a garden editor for Martha Stewart to a full time gardener and writer. This new book looks to be a continuation of her story. It’s available on Amazon.com for $17.57, hardcover and $11.04 on your kindle.
If your a very practical gifter or receiver this bucket caddy is perfect. For just $9.19 your favorite gardener will be able to store all of his or her tools and weeds in one place and move around the garden. This is also an Amazon find. Take a look here if you’d like to check it out!
Here’s another practical gift—a tumbling compost bin! People ask me about compost bins all the time and this one is absolutely my favorite. We purchased it for our adaptive gardens at work last spring and I love it! It makes compost in two to three months, has two chambers so one “cooks” while the other is in use, and it’s quite compact. I’ve never noticed any odor, which is often a concern of new compost makers and its quite animal proof since it’s up off of the ground. You’ll find it at Home Depot for $99 or it can be ordered online here.
This bench/kneeler is a great find for the gardener who needs a little extra help to be comfortable physically. It can be used as a bench as pictured above or flipped over as a kneeler with handles to assist when pushing up to stand. It’s $28.95 here at Amazon.
And finally, I had to include this lovely rocker for two. I can just imagine sitting in this chair with Michael enjoying our view (when we’re 99 and 102, maybe). It’s so pretty and I think it would be a beautiful accent piece without distracting from the rest of the garden. I found it on Overstock.com for $217.00 along with 117 other beautiful bench designs. If your looking for a bench, you will find something at Overstock!
So there’s my wish list. What’s on yours?
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I have the garden clogs and they are great! They carry those at our local Tractor Supply Store
Lucky you! They are so cute, I want some!
you would love them. so easy to slide on and off. also, if you have a farmers co-op, they might have them there as well. I hope you hubby reads the blog! He could get all his shopping done very quickly!
I’ll take the greenhouse and the rocker please. 🙂 The bucket caddy is a real helper but I bought a tool liner from home depot and put it inside a five gallon bucket and have been using it for years. I also have the bench/kneeler and it does work well if the height is right. Gardener’s Supply offers a tractor seat on wheels that you can pull around and the seat can be raised or lowered and it holds the bucket caddy. That I use all the time. Great post.
Thanks Judy! love that rocker! I just use a home depot 97cents apron to carry my tools around. I was an event today and my friend had on a really nifty waist carrier, I’ll have to talk to her again about where she got it and post it here. I really like the bench/kneeler idea for the people that I work with. I’ll look at the tractor seat to compare them.
I have the bench/kneeler and it is incredibly useful, cuts down on the knee trouble and lets me get up an down about 10 times faster.