2023 Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Discover the ultimate gift for everyone from master gardeners to new plant parents, featuring blooming plants, tools, and décor to inspire green thumbs.

Green Gooddess Gifts

  • Encore® Azalea Autumn Starburst® - As cheerfully striped as a candy cane, the red and white blooms of Autumn Starburst put on a spectacular show in spring, summer, and fall. In winter, emerald green foliage positively glows, bringing much needed holiday cheer to the landscape at a time of year when outdoor color is sparse.  A petite reblooming azalea that reaches 3 feet when mature, Autumn Starburst is perfectly suited for container plantings and small spaces. Like all Encore Azaleas, Autumn Starburst loves the sun and thrives in six hours of sun daily in USDA Zones 6a-10b.  Available from $21.99 at PlantsByMail and garden centers nationwide.
  • Golden Oakland® Holly – Sparkling just in time for the holiday season, Golden Oakland Holly from Southern Living® Plant Collection brings a radiant golden hue to the landscape with its illuminating green and gold variegated evergreen foliage. Its colorful boughs are spectacular in winter cut flower arrangements and wreathes, and it shines in the landscape, towering at heights up to 15-20’ high by 12-15’ wide. With an attractive upright shape that needs little pruning, this easy care pick thrives in full sun to part shade in USDA Zones 6a-9b, and looks phenomenal as a hedge, mass planting, or container plant. Available from $19.98 at PlantsByMail and garden centers nationwide.
  • Native plants are the gift that continues to give for seasons to come. Garden for Wildlife’s Native Plant Collections take the guesswork out of choosing the right plants for your region, or the region that you are gifting to. The selections do the greatest good for wildlife in the area they’re planted, doubling the wildlife in just one season. Plus, the chemical-free plant collections are shipped to your door with all the tips you need to grow. Now available in 38 states across the US, you can give the gift of planting with purpose. (Available at Gardenforwildlife.com)
  • Costa Farms Red Aglaonema. If you haven’t grown a red aglaonema yet, you’re really missing out. Relatively new to the houseplant market, red aglaonema is prized for its dark green, lance-shaped leaves that are generously marked with bright red or pink. What’s more, this living gem is a snap to grow in almost kind of light condition.

Tools and Products

  • Make planting a breeze with this new Laura (from Garden Answer) 3” x 36” Auger.  The 3” auger is perfect for planting annuals and large bulbs. This is Laura’s most used auger in the garden and this special edition is slighter lighter than the normal 3” version, while still being just as durable.  Hand-welded and proudly made in the USA, Power Planter augers are guaranteed to last! (Available on PowerPlanter.com for $72.50)
  • This 3-piece lawn and garden set from Centurion delivers everything in one package 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. Plus, bright yellow handles make them easy to find in the garden. (Available at Amazon for $33.99)
  • The new OASIS® Forage Create kit is the perfect gift for the creative in your life. It's an invitation to explore your artistic flair and bring your vision to life with the beauty of nature's bounty. Elevate your indoor arrangements with this remarkable kit, and watch the artistry bloom. Bring the outdoors in by snipping a few flower and foliage stems creating a festive design for the holidays. Whether you’re sprucing up a holiday table or giving it as a gift, this forage kit provides all the essentials to assemble a captivating design suitable for your tabletop or even a museum-worthy display. (Available at OasisForageProducts.com for $39.99)

For the Foodie

  • Microgreens have gained tremendous popularity due to their many health benefits. These petite but powerful veggies contain high levels of vitamins and minerals. Growing microgreens is easy with the new collection from Park Seed: Large Microgreens, including premium seeds such as Swiss Chard, Beet, Cabbage, Mustard Mizuna, Herb Pepper Cress and more. The collection also includes the Perma-Nest Tray with Humidity Dome and Espoma seed starting mix. Elevate your meals with these nutrient-dense wonders and embark on a journey of health and flavor. (Available at Parkseed.com for $44.95)
  • The Reka Blueberry plant produces an early crop of medium to large, tasty berries ready for dessert – making it the perfect gift for the baking gardener. Its vigorous, bushy and upright stature brings 6 feet by 6 feet of beauty to the landscape, and deliciously sweet blueberries to the kitchen. This versatile variety is suitable for a wide range of climates and thrives in partial to full sunlight with average to moist soil, highly acidic soil and peat moss. The flavor of these home-grown blueberries will be the talk of the family throughout the year and bring an abundance of joy to the kitchen. (Available at Shipmyplants.com for $79.99)

For Small Space Dwellers

  • The new folding watering can and collapsible bucket are created by Centurion with storage and mobility in mind. The heavy-duty non-porous silicone offers superior strength while the foldable and detachable parts make them easy to use anywhere. Whether working with a small container garden or a large backyard operation, these work with every project and space. (Available on Amazon)
  • Known for their striking and vibrant blooms, amaryllis are easy to grow, making them suitable for both experienced and beginner plant lovers. Jackson & Perkins' Sweet Memories Cayenne Amaryllis pairs colossal deep velvety red blooms with a simple burlap-wrapped container and decorative cardinal ornament, imbuing family get-togethers with a little holiday magic. With their enduring blossoms, amaryllis plants ensure that your thoughtful gesture will be enjoyed and appreciated well beyond the holiday festivities. (Available at Jacksonandperkins.com starting at $54.95)
  • Now you can grow a variety of your favorite plants - veggies, herbs, flowers - in just 2 square feet with this new vertical gardening system! The PopUp Garden supports every plant's natural growth patterns, letting you grow up, down, and around with easy assembly, no tools needed! Space-saving and pest-deterring, the PopUp Garden boosts airflow to prevent rot. Winner of the best new product at Cultivate, give the gift of sustainable living. Learn more at www.mypopupgarden.com.
  • The Norfolk Island Pine is a versatile and easy-care houseplant from Costa Farms, making it perfect for holiday gifting and enjoyable all year long! It’s a wonderful addition to any indoor plant collection with its symmetrical, tiered branches and feathery green foliage. Known for its resilience and adaptability, the Norfolk Island Pine thrives in a wide range of light conditions and requires minimal care. Whether placed on a tabletop during the holidays or as a floor plant after, it brings a refreshing and calming presence to any room. (Available at Costafarms.com)

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