Give the Gift of Year-Round Gardening
The season of gifting is here and it’s time to start planning that perfect gift for friends and family. This year, think outside the “box” with garden-themed presents that provide the gift of green joy year-round.
“Worried that the people on your 'nice' list have brown thumbs? No problem!” says Katie Dubow, creative director at Garden Media Group, a public relations firm specializing in gardening and outdoor living. “These gifts are perfect for anyone from beginner to expert gardener. Loved ones can decorate their spaces, live a healthier life and even reconnect with nature.”
Home and garden retailers have something for every budget and every skill level. Here are a few ideas for the health-conscious, nature-loving, food enthusiast in your life:
OPCOM Farm GrowBox ($499)
For the home gardener on your list who would like to grow their own produce regardless of the season, choose the GrowBox. This soil-free tabletop indoor gardening system will allow giftees to grow their favorite plants easily, with virtually no maintenance required. This indoor hydroponic garden enables them to grow up to 50 healthy vegetables and herbs all year long. Plus, it comes with an area to grow nutrient-packed sprouts, and contains a starter kit with everything they need to "get growing."
For more details, visit OpcomFarm.com.
OPCOM Farm GrowWall ($599)
The new GrowWall is designed to grow up to 75 herbs, fruits or vegetables at the same time, displayed on five levels for a nice touch to the passionate home gardener's indoor ambience. It’s the only all-in-one hydroponic growing system that can produce a yield this high. The vertical gardening unit allows for maximum use of space while ensuring plants receive exactly what they need at exactly the right time. By automatically pumping and filtering water and providing a daily cycle of light, the guess-work is taken out of season-free gardening.
For more details, visit OpcomFarm.com.
With breathtaking spring and fall foliage, BrazelBerries® Pink Icing blueberry is a great addition to any garden. Spring brings a lovely new foliage color that has varying shades of pink mixed with blue and deeper greens. In winter, Pink Icing’s foliage takes on a stunning iridescent turquoise blue foliage hue. Perfect for small spaces on patios or decks, Pink Icing will grow 3-4 feet tall with a slightly spreading habit. Enjoy its large, sweet berries during mid-summer. To purchase, visit BrazelBerries.com.
Flo-n-Gro® Big Momma® Bubbler Bucket ($79.95)
Designed to grow big, healthy plants in a small space, the Flo-n-Gro® Big Momma® Bubbler Bucket comes with everything needed to start your own hydroponic garden. This compact system allows gardeners to grow a range of plants such as basil, spinach and lettuce with strong roots in a short amount of time.
For more details visit Sunlight Supply.com.
Local Garden Center Gift Card ($5 -$500)
Are too many choices making the gift giving process overwhelming? Is that loveable gardener on the list too picky? Take the hassle out of shopping and buy a gift certificate at a local garden center. It’s an easy and thoughtful gift since that also supports local business.
Public Garden Membership ($50-$150)
What better way to enjoy gardening than to spend time in one? Give the gift of Shinrin-yoku – or forest bathing – this year and purchase a day pass or membership to your local arboretum or public garden. Spending time in nature reduces stress and improves concentration.
Garden Media ignites buzz for clients, offers innovative PR campaigns and secures top media placements and partnerships. The boutique PR and marketing firm is known as the best in the home, garden, horticulture, outdoor living, and lawn and landscape industries. The annual Garden Trends Report is one of the most published garden studies in trade and consumer news. Visit http://www.gardenmediagroup.com for more information.