For those little ones wanting to give their mommy/mother an inexpensive gift that won’t break the bank consider the following: flower scissors, a kneeling pad to save her knees, one of those new “coiling” hoses, garden art artifacts, a sundial, a garden glass globe, a birdbath or even something as simple as a rain gauge.
With water conservation a hot topic recently why not equip or enhance your efforts with a rain-barrel to catch run-off rain water as the perfect gift?
Of course bird-houses and bird-feeders are always a nice gift. Add to that a seed-mix that will beckon to the “wanted” species encouraging them to call this their home.
If you want to go all out then consider every gardener’s dream with a gift of an elaborate greenhouse that fits into a residential scene. There are many out there in about any price range. Construction of one of these might have to be delayed until next spring if they incorporate cement-work like outside pads or an inside walk. If not, then posts and/or tie-downs make it simple as long as frozen ground isn’t an inhibitor.
Master Gardner Tom Yoder is a Goshen News columnist.