Gifts from the Garden

Gardeners, foodies, kids – if they’re on your gift list, take some time now to plan – and plant – the perfect present. Herbs in festive pots, a bowl of newly sprouted lettuces, a bundle of wildflower seeds and radish-growing kits for kids – all are welcome as hostess, holiday or house-warming gifts. Don’t overlook those homemade jams or jellies, pickles or relishes, in attractive jars with handwritten labels. Or fill a container with layers of bulbs, an attractive arrangement of succulents or some strawberry plants. All can be assembled in advance and in less time than it takes to find a parking place in the mall. Tuck care instructions or a favorite recipe in a card for a personal touch.


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