Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Gardeners and Valentine's Day What a Great Combination Reviewed

There is no doubt about it, when February comes calling, gardeners are already itching to get into the "dirt" of the matter!

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Valentine's Day and Gardeners are a great combination.  Around every corner you will find something that will satisfy and excite the gardener in your life.  All gardeners are spending much of February pouring over Seed Catalogs and planning to attend the local Garden Shows that are sure to be happening in March.  I know that I am planning not only my flower gardens, but my vegetable garden too!  I can hardly wait for that first snowdrop or even (heaven forbid) that first dandelion!

What it means is that Old Man Winter is leaving and the warmth and loveliness of Spring is on the way.  Even dandelions with their yellow heads are welcome after a cold and dreary winter season.  And the ladybugs are just an added bonus.  

Valentine's Day is a great time to think about those things that will make the gardener in your family really happy.  There is a list and it can go on and on.  But let me help you make some good decisions when it comes to the gifts that a gardener would really love to have.  

First on the List is Books! 

I don't know any gardener that would not love a beautiful book that highlights not only plants, but gives great instructions on growing them too!  Along with books would be a subscription to Gardening Magazines of which there are many to choose from.  You can find magazines specific to your area and growing zones. You can also go to more general magazines that will cover a multitude of plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs and in gardening zones around the world.  Sometimes pictures are worth the time to dream!

Second on the List is Plants!  

Your local garden center will have a multitude of plants available, especially since it is coming close to Valentine's Day.  You don't need to buy cut roses to make a gardener happy.  Primroses, potted tulips and daffodils, even indoor tropical plants are a welcome addition to the household.  They are reasonably priced and will last a lot longer than any cut flowers.

Third on the List is Pots! 

I personally love pots that are beautiful to look at!  My indoor plants always look amazing because they are in pots that match or contrast with my decor.  It makes a plain plant look amazing when it stands out as a focal point in a room.  And the added bonus is that the indoor plants do a great job of cleaning the air indoors.  This is particularly important in the winter months when windows and doors are shut up tight to keep the cold out.  When you have some really good indoor plants working for you, the air never gets that winter "stale" feel.

Fourth on the List is Garden Tools! 

Every year I know there is another garden tool that I want.  It never fails.  From hoes, rakes, wagons, potting benches and saws to hand tools and garden hoses, there is always something I need.  Make it part of your conversations and I'm sure you will find there is something needed or wanted that would make a unique Valentine's gift.  You can find some great reviews here: Review This Gardening

Fifth on the List is Hand Soaps and Creams! 

Most gardeners are always fighting with dirt under the fingernails and hands.  Playing in the dirt can be very taxing on the skin as well.  A good hand cream/balm and some really fine soaps would be welcome by every gardener that I know.  Even though we love to play in the dirt, we also like our hands to be clean and our skin soft.  There's no need for calluses even though we work with our hands.

Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth on the List!

If none of the above floats your boat, then there is this extended list too......
6.  Garden lights, Tiki lamps, outdoor fireplace
7.  Garden seating, chairs, umbrellas, tables
8.  Bird Feeders, hummingbird feeders anything that will attract birds and bees.
9.  Bird baths, Fountains, running water.

Last but not Least the Tenth!

10.  I know I mentioned tools, but there are other things that would help a gardener that are a little less obvious.  How about garden hoses, timers for lights, Outdoor glassware (non-breakable),  or a good water bottle to keep that gardener hydrated!

This list is by no means complete.  There are always new products and garden decor that can change just as the seasons do.  It's a great starting point for anyone who wants to make a gardener they love happy at Valentine's Day, that's for sure.  



The products I have chosen to show are just a small sample of what's available.  Just remember that Gardeners love anything that will help them to grow something beautiful or delicious and sometimes both.  
Happy Valentine's Day
   May your garden overflow with the love that you pour into it.
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13 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to be planning my garden! Great lists and I need see of the gorgeous decorative planters!

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    1. I can imagine your excitement. It will be a month or two yet before I can get excited or get my hands dirty, but believe me I am counting down the days.....

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  2. I really like the idea of decorative pots for indoor plants. Something like that can really add to the decor, I would imagine. I am not much of a gardener, but I do enjoy pretty flowers and absolutely LOVE fresh vegetables. I'll have to see if any of my new neighbors in my new state are gardeners and have an abundance of tomato plants I could help them with. :)

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    1. I hope your new neighbors are gardeners with a sharing spirit. Fresh vegetables are wonderful and if you get them from neighbors, those neighbors soon become friends.....As for decorative pots, I'm with you there.

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  3. Yes, yes, yes to all of these gifts for gardeners suggestions! I would happily accept them all. I smiled yesterday when I opened my backdoor and spied our first 3 dandelions in the grass. It does seem spring is just around the corner and I will be more than happy to be able to get back outside to work.

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    1. Share the list with your family Cynthia, and they will never wonder for "gift" ideas that you would love. There are birthdays, anniversaries, Easter and so many more and there were lots of ideas in that list. Any gardener would have a wonderful time with it.

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    1. Thanks Mary Beth, there certainly are many choices out there. Sometimes it helps to have a list that you know will satisfy a gardener's heart!

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  5. Great list of suggestions. I love love love getting plants as a gift, or flowers. Gardening tools too, like garden gloves seem to be the item I'm always out of for some reason. So if anyone in my family lands on this page, gardening gloves and a plant, thank you, :)

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  6. What great gift ideas for gardeners. I'm just beginning to think about what to keep and add to my own garden. It needs a lot of work right now. I'm working on my own shopping list. I just may need some new plants and seeds.

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  7. I am already thinking of hummingbird season, so anything related to hummers would warm my heart this Valentine's Day. Great gift suggestions here. Thanks!

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  8. Being held captive by an ice storm... can't wait for spring and gardening! Great ideas!

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  9. I love all of the things in your list. I've been looking at seed and plant catalogs for 2 months already. Even though I haven't had a garden for years, I can't stop daydreaming and planning. These are great gift suggestions.

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