Gifts for Gardeners, Part 2

Every year, Northern Gardener works with some of the most savvy, on-trend buyers in Minnesota’s garden industry to come up with a list of gifts for gardeners. Now that the turkey is being digested, here are a few of things we recommend. (Watch for more gift ideas over the next few days, or check out…

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Gifts for Gardeners, Part 1

Every year, Northern Gardener works with some of the most savvy, on-trend buyers in Minnesota’s garden industry to come up with a list of gifts for gardeners. Now that the turkey is being digested, here are a few of things we recommend. (Watch for more gift ideas over the next few days, or check out…

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Book Review: The New Midwestern Table

Park Rapids resident Amy Thielen’s book isn’t about gardening, but it’s a volume Midwestern gardeners will want to have close at hand as they preserve and eat up the abundant produce of late summer and early fall. The New Midwestern Table (Clarkson Potter, 2013) is filled with ideas and recipes gardeners would love. Feeling hot…

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Garden Gifts at the Minnesota State Fair

The MSHS booth at the Minnesota State Fair is a popular place to buy garden gifts for others or yourself. The booth features lots of books and fun garden T-shirts, but also gloves, a few garden tools and lots of artwork to display in your garden. I checked in with the staff at the booth…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Minnesota Cutting Board and Book

Finding gifts for gardeners who grow vegetables and love to cook has never been easier and you can find this practical duo at Mother Earth Gardens in Minneapolis. Inspire a friend—or yourself—to use next summer’s garden produce with creative recipes by well-known Twin Cities’ cook and food writer, Beth Dooley. Her latest book, Minnesota’s Bounty:…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Terrarium Kits

During the month of December, we’ve been featuring some ideas for gifts for gardeners that were published in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. This is our last post about gifts. What are some of your favorite gifts for gardeners? Gertens makes it easy to start your own terrarium garden with quality kits from Atlanta-based…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Stone Wine Racks

Nature continues to inspire the stonecutters at Hedberg’s to make every piece unique. This year’s collection of wine racks is no exception, and the racks make great gifts for gardeners who also enjoy wine. Check out the new designs in dolomite and other types of stone. Choose from three-hole ($95) or five-hole ($158) wine racks.…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Paperwhites and Amaryllis

Sometimes best kind of gifts for gardeners in your life are living ones — the plants we all crave in the winter. If you plan to give a plant, it’s hard to go wrong with either an amaryllis or paperwhites. Choose classic holiday colors of Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’ and ‘Ziva’ paperwhites tucked in a cellophane…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Barb Dreyer Pottery

During the month of December, we’re highlighting all the gifts for gardeners recommended in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. What better way to celebrate our beautiful Minnesota landscape than through art. These pottery pieces make great gifts for gardeners because artist Barb Dreyer shares the nature around her Grasston, Minn., home by imprinting leaves,…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Wind Bells

During the month of December, we’re highlighting all the gifts for gardeners recommended in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. Gardens should appeal to the senses of smell, touch and sound as well as sight. Here’s a way to add the spirit of the ocean to your Midwest garden or lake cabin landscape with a…

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