Gifts for Gardeners: Christmas Fairies

Whether practical or whimsical, the folks at Pahl’s Market in Apple Valley have lots of ideas for gifts for gardeners. These holiday fairies are definitely in the whimsical category. You can create a holiday mood and indoor fairy garden with Christmas fairies in different sizes and poses. Or accent your Christmas village scene with a…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Mini Christmas Tree

Mickman Bros. has so many gifts for gardeners and holiday decorators. We really like this mini-Merry Christmas tree, which is perfect for a tabletop in an apartment, dorm room or office cubicle. New for 2013, the tree is just 22-inches tall and adorned with colorful jingle bell ornaments, silver star garland and battery-operated LED lights…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Information, Please

Some gardeners don’t need or want more stuff. For them, the best gift is the gift of information, encouragement and inspiration. That’s why we suggest a gift subscription to Northern Gardener or gift memberships in the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. MSHS is offering $5 off memberships and subscriptions during the holiday season. It’s the perfect gift for…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Edible Landscaping Book

Your home’s landscaping can be attractive — and edible — with the help of Emily Tepe’s book, Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden (Voyageur Press, 2013). The folks at Terrace Horticultural Books in St. Paul have dozens of ideas for gifts for gardeners who are also readers. For those interested in growing food,…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Countertop Compost Containers

You don’t have to stop composting food scraps in order to avoid mess or smell in the kitchen. Composting can be classy with these countertop compost containers, which are one of the great gifts for gardeners available at Egg/Plant Urban Farm Supply in St. Paul. Choose from a variety of stylish countertop compost containers for…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Animal Sculptures

Decorate and throw parties with a sense of humor with these super cute animal sculptures created by Australian artists. Bruce the Bull Cooler is on wheels, fully insulated, and has a drain plug and a bottle opener located in an unexpected spot. Clarence the Cow Planter is also on wheels and has a drain plug.…

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Open House: Fun for Gardeners, Foodies and Decorators

The MSHS Bookstore and office will be full of fun for gardeners, foodies and decorators tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 7) as MSHS hosts its annual Holiday Open House. The event includes presentations by local designer Mary Beth Gullickson and cookbook author Beth Dooley. The doors open at 9 a.m. MSHS is located two blocks north of…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Wicked Plants

During the month of December, we’ll be sharing some of our “Gifts for Gardeners” suggestions. You can see the entire list in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. The title of Amy Stewart’s book makes it clear that this isn’t a typical gardening book. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Dragonfly Mobile

During the month of December, we’ll be sharing some of our “Gifts for Gardeners” suggestions. You can see the entire list in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. Add graceful movement and reflective light to an outdoor or indoor space with a handcrafted dragonfly mobile made by artisans in India for Ancient Graffiti. The flamed…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Garden Fairy House

During the month of December, we’ll be sharing some of our “Gifts for Gardeners” suggestions. You can see the entire list in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. This adorable domicile is so cute that you may want to display it inside your home. Though it looks like wood, it is made out of concrete…

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