Holiday Gift Guide for the Green Thumb

Even though it’s been the warmest December on record, there’s not much growing in my garden…  Although the crocuses are a little confused and starting to pop through the ground.  Whether you live in New England or sunny California, we’ve gathered some great finds for the gardener on your gift list.

 

These planters are just cuteness overload.  I love them individually, but they really make a statement as a group.  Put a small plant in it and bring a little sunshine to your lucky recipient.

Wild Wanderer Planter- Anthropologie

Wild Wanderer Planter- Anthropologie

 

 

Ceramic Animal Planters- West Elm

Ceramic Animal Planters- West Elm

 

Our mild December has just been a gift after last year’s cold, snowy winter, but we know that those cold winds will be here soon enough.  Wouldn’t the birds in your yard love these little houses to keep them warm?  And who knows, maybe you’ll even have a family residing in there come Spring!

Air Balloon Birdhouse- Anthropologie

Air Balloon Birdhouse- Anthropologie

 

Do you have an herb gardener on your list?  Tie some fresh herbs around these and your gift will be that much more “green”!

Herb Garden Spoon Markers- CabinWoods on Etsy

Herb Garden Spoon Markers- CabinWoods on Etsy

 

Now here’s a blast from the past-  I grew up in the days of macrame everything!  Bring a little nostalgia to your gardener.  Perfect for those who have a patio.

Macrame Plant Hanger- Serenity Macrame on Etsy

Macrame Plant Hanger- Serenity Macrame on Etsy

 

I never seem to have enough vases, and I love ones in all sizes and shapes.  These whimsical designs by Kate Spade are a great twist on your ordinary clear vases.

Kate Spade Vase

Kate Spade Vase

 

I saw these mini vases on Etsy this summer and loved them so much we used them as favors for my daughter, Jillian’s bridal shower!

Small Vintage Bottles- Luna Bazaar

Small Vintage Bottles- Luna Bazaar

 

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Apartment dwellers?  Perfect!  These can hang anywhere and bring some green with them.

Hanging Bag Planters- West Elm

Hanging Bag Planters- West Elm

 

 

Handcrafted Botanical Wall Art- Artisan Moss

Handcrafted Botanical Wall Art- Artisan Moss

 

 

What is your favorite garden addition?  Would you gift any of these to the gardener on your list?

Yes, You CAN Have A Garden In The City!

So, you’ve sold your big house in suburbia and have opted for the hustle, bustle, and bright lights of the city.  You love your new home and are learning (happily!) to live with less living space.  But what about your outdoor space?  How can you still have a beautiful garden with seasonal flowers and fresh vegetables?  Here are some great ideas we’ve found for having an AMAZING garden in the city!  I love some of these ideas!

 

Container gardens are great, and these pots are so cute! They can even be changed as summer turns to fall.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

 

HomeMade Modern

HomeMade Modern

 

These are some great ideas for patios and narrow spaces…

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

 

Casa Tres Chic via Kouboo

Casa Tres Chic via Kouboo

 

Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids

Bees Knees Bungalow

Bees Knees Bungalow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This seating brings the typical “salad bar” to a whole new level- pick your own greens right at the table!

GROWtest.org

GROWtest.org

 

BIGBIGTECH.COM

BIGBIGTECH.COM

 

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BIGBIGTECH.COM

 

How have you created your own garden in the city?  We’d love to hear your ideas!