Gifts for gardeners

gifts for gardenersHi! Of course I have to a “gifts for” post right! As we are moving into the holiday season with Thanksgiving knocking on our door and Christmas running up the road… are a few things to think about for the gardener on your list.

This bucket  is so awesome. Not the prettiest thing but super useful. I use mine all the time.

The gardener on your list will love these mason jar planters. No soil necessary! Very cool! Easy instructions to follow. What a great, middle of winter beat the blues thing to do.

Every gardener loves to watch the birds. I don’t know if it is because we are outside so much and notice them and their sounds…but every gardener I know loves them. What do you think? Do you like to watch the birds. It really isn’t just for old people you know!  I really like the simplicity of this feeder.

I love Orla Kiely prints. They are bold and fun and always draw my eye. I received this journal as a gift from a friend and love it!! It has all the nerdy nooks and crannies that you love in a journal.

Of course a garden calendar is always nice. This one I found in Etsy in a shop called LouPaper. I love her illustrations.  Check it out here. 


Whoa! This thing looks amazing and scary at the same time. I would love this guy. It would come in handy for all kinds of garden jobs. Perfect gardener gift.

This wonderful time of year has come once again. Time to reflect on what we are thankful for and focus on what is important in our lives. Let us all take the time to slow down and enjoy all that the season has to offer. I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas.

5 Reason to give your Mom flowers

Every year I wonder what I should get my mom and mom in law for Mothers Day. Every year I think flowers.  It feels like it goes hand in hand doesn’t it? I put together a little note on 5 reasons to give your mom flowers. There is a lot of history in flowers! Interesting. Who knew?


Flowers speak their own language. Certain flowers mean certain things. Example, a rose means love and lilies are said to mean purity and grace. Here is a list of other flower meanings. It has been found that flowers have been dug up in ancient graves. They have a ceremonial meaning.  They are also a way of communicating without saying anything out loud. Mother’s Day makes up for about 24% of the cut flowers sold in the USA. That is quite a number of flowers!!


Flowers make you feel good and lift your spirits. According to a study done by Rutgers University, people who received flowers felt good almost immeditly.    In every case, the recipients responded to the flowers with a heartfelt smile.


Flowers bring back memories. Remember handing Mom a beautiful bouquet of freshly picked dandilions from the backyard. If you were to ask most women they would be able to tell you when they last received flowers from someone. Who they were from and why.


Cut flowers are beautiful. When you have a bouquet sitting on your table or desk you take a moment however brief to stop and reflect the color and shape. They scent of the cut flowers is also another reason for flowers beauty.


Flowers are a gift that expresses feelings. They communicate human emotion. If for some reason you are feeling down and your loved one brings you a bouquet of sweet smelling flowers you feel that persons love. When I am the one giving the flowers I feel like I am giving love.

I have loved flowers since I was a little girl. I remember being about 10 yrs old and trying to dig up the weeds in the back corner of our yard for my flower bed.  I think about that and smile.  So when I think about what to give for Mother’s Day, I smile and think “flowers”