gifts for gardeners


By |2017-11-20T12:47:59-05:00November 19, 2017|Garden, Shopping|

This should probably be called a “Gift Guide for Gardeners” because, as you can imagine, I zero in on all things garden related. I’ve found all sorts of distinctive and, while not really unusual, they ARE off-the-beaten-track kind of items.

First of all let’s focus on some new garden books.
Do you know Monty Don?  If you don’t yet know him, check out  “Gardeners World” on YouTube. The BBC program has just celebrated its 50th season and every single one is worth watching. He is a wonder. I have learned so much and anyway, it’s a great way to pass some time!

Available HERE

If you are a Bloomsbury Group follower, or a Virginia Woolf admirer, or both then this book is for you. The reviews are wonderful; the photography said to be “sumptuous”; it combines gardening with the life of Leonard and Virginia Woolf at Monk’s House.

Buy it HERE


How about these beautiful return address labels? Many to choose from, and many other products, but the designs with flowers and fauna are so lovely.

From Felix Doolittle in Newton, Mass.


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By |2016-12-01T17:47:33-05:00December 1, 2016|Friday Flowers, Garden, Shopping|

Do you have a gardener on your Christmas list?

I’m betting that most of you do… and at the very least, YOU have some fun or unique or mundane or unusual products that you just might like to have Santa know about. Am I right?

The weather in my part of the country has been unusual. Late fall and early winter are supposed to be cooler. Well, over Thanksgiving our temps were in the 70’s. We ate lunch out on the terrace each day where it was strange not to have any leaf or tree cover. But it was lovely.

On to holiday shopping! I’ve tried to gather some unique gift ideas for you. We all get the usual catalogs with packages of amaryllis and paperwhites, or citrus fruit from Florida, or jams from Maine, and oh so many cozy fleece wraps, socks and neck warmers for wearing outside. But what if you are looking for something just a little bit more unusual? Take a look at some of these and see what you think.


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I’ve tried to hit all price points here in these selections, although I do stay away from the very expensive. There are […]

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