Gifts for Gardeners, Part 4

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 been digested, here are a few of things we recommend. (Watch for more gift ideas over the next few days, or check out the November/December issue of Northern Gardener for the complete list.)

Eco-friendly SparkleEco-friendly Sparkle

Recycled glass becomes vases and bird feeders when Couronne Company gets hold of it. Eco Gardens carries the vases in assorted colors and clear glass. They’re perfect for a sprig of holly or paperwhites during the holiday season. $5.99-$19.99. Available at Eco Gardens, 600 Division St. S., Northfield; 507-645-7078.



Edible ArtEdible Art

Treat visiting songbirds to Jules Loft Edible Garden Art for Birds. The three-dimensional designs are solid seed. Handmade in Waconia, the designs reflect nature’s beauty and feature organic golden safflower. $16-$28. Available at Prairie Restorations, Inc., 31646 128th St., Princeton, 763-631-9458; 21120 Ozark Court N., Scandia, 651-433-1437.


Time TravelersTime Travelers

Spend some holiday time in Christmas Past with Mr. and Mrs. Santa, who are straight out of a Victorian Christmas card. The pair will be at Terra Garden Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re enjoying holiday treats or taking photos with the duo, have Terra’s Decoration Station make you a wreath or spruce pot. $25-$60. Available at Terra Garden Center, 20230 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville; 952-469-3506.

—Julie Jensen

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