Holiday Inspiration: Gift Ideas and Products for Winter 2021
With the promise of a bright holiday season ahead for 2021, gardening and houseplant gifts are poised to bring joy to millions of households as the season of giving returns.
Whether you’re curating gifts for master gardeners or newbies, these products offer something special for everyone on the list!
1) Beautiful Blooms for a Color-Filled Season
Add a little magic to the holidays with the stunning scarlet blooms of October Magic® Ruby™ Camellia! A compact semi-dwarf, Ruby makes the perfect gift for a container planting, accent, cut flower garden, and more! Its fully double Christmas red blooms decorate deep olive green, super glossy foliage, lending softness and splendid color to the landscape. Blooming heavily throughout the fall, Ruby measures 3-4’ high by 4-5’ wide when mature and thrives in USDA Zones 7-9.
2) A Holiday Gift that Generates a BUZZ!
Make magic happen this holiday by giving a gift that gives back to pollinators, people, and the planet. The new native plant collections from Garden for Wildlife provide food and habitat for pollinators over three seasons. These collections are customized by region and chosen specifically by scientists to support the highest number of butterflies, bees, and birds. This gift takes the guesswork out of plant selection and makes it easy to plant with a purpose; the plants are delivered directly to your loved one’s door. You can pre-order plants today at Garden for Wildlife.
3) Perfect for Small Spaces
Centurion created their new folding watering can and collapsible bucket with storage and mobility in mind. Their heavy-duty non-porous silicone offers superior strength. The foldable and detachable parts make them easy to use in any space. Whether working with a small container garden or a large backyard operation, these products work with every kind of project and space.
4) A Snowy White Azalea – Perfect for Pots!
Encore® Azalea Autumn Angel offers billowy blooms that look like a layer of freshly fallen snow when they emerge. Like all Encore Azaleas, this repeat bloomer provides a dazzling show spring through autumn. With huge, crisp white single blooms spanning 3”, bright evergreen foliage lends year-round visual interest to this compact plant. Measuring 3’ by 3’ when mature, Autumn Angel looks beautiful in planters, en masse, or as an accent in the landscape and is suitable for USDA Zones 7a-10b.
5) Made to Last Tools
This 3-piece lawn and garden set from Centurion delivers everything needed to get any yard in tip-top shape. The ergonomic steel lopper, heavy hardened carbon steel hedge shears, and a comfortable molded grip pruner make trimming and cutting tree branches, bushes, and plants a breeze. Bright yellow handles make them easy to find in the garden.
6) Virtual Garden Festival Tickets Help Them Get Growing!
Do you enjoy giving experiences over things? Send tickets to your favorite plant parent for Great Grow Along, a virtual garden festival for all skill levels, March 11-20th, 2022. The event features some of the biggest names in the garden world and offers dynamic online learning on topics such as DIY landscaping, gardening with kids, houseplant happy hour, garden tours, and more — all from the comfort of their homes. Live Q&As let attendees chat with experts in real-time and get their questions answered. At $29.99 per ticket for 40+ hours of DIY and how-tos, it’s a great way to plant the seeds for a lifetime of learning! Tickets will be available starting mid-December on www.greatgrowalong.com.
7) Amaryllis and Paperwhites Make the Holidays Sparkle!
This holiday season, give the gift of long-lasting, fresh flowers. Amaryllis and Paperwhites are bulbs that can grow and bloom indoors for many weeks during the gray days of winter. Amaryllis come in a wide array of colors and forms to accent any holiday décor. Paperwhites, relatives of the daffodils, fill the air with a delightful fragrance. These gifts will brighten your loved ones’ spirits all through the holiday season. For inspiration, please visit www.flowerbulbs.com.