Friday, December 16, 2011

Gift Guide: The Gardener

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More happy to be outdoors than in, she's counting down the days until her garden can grow again. From flowers and herbs to a full farm she's focused on a home-grown life that includes farm to table eating. Gift her with useful tools and decorative devices that lend a botanical air to her home.

A rolling raised planter great for veggies indoors or out  -  from Clean Air Gardening

A collection of vintage flower frogs for displaying perfect cuttings or just sitting on the shelf - from Old Keys Vintage on Etsy

Delicate shears for snipping away at herbs and twine - from Terrain 

The ultimate reads for the farm to table chef - from Amazon

A hearty and handsome apron in a charming navy herringbone - from Brook Farm General Store

For what she doesn't grow herself, delicious pickles and preserves in seasonal flavors ranging from Bourbon Fig to Fire Roasted Poblano - from Farmer's Daughter

A simple and sweet twine dispenser - from Terrain

Cheery cherry spotted gloves - from Hable Construction

A luxe candle that brings the flowering scents of outdoors in - Diptyque from Candle Delirium

A pretty print for her kitchen wall - from Fine Artichoke

A French trowel for treasuring - Le Prince Jardiniere from ArteDona

A friendly German garden gnome - from Manufactum 

Backyard Scrabble, for the motivated DIYer - idea from Sunset

Heirloom seeds in the most exotic packaging - from the Hudson Valley Seed Library

An incredibly rich hand cream for work-worn skin - from Anthropologie
Beautiful British potting tools - Sophie Conran from Burgon & Ball

A perpetual gardening calendar for tracking plantings, harvests and maybe a birthday or two - from Krank Press on Etsy

Recycled wine bottles are the base for these mini-herb growing kits - from Potting Shed Creations

A classically chic straw hat with the perfect black bow - from Anthropologie

The perfect tool for removing painful pricks - from The New York Botanical Garden Shop

A guide to preserving the bounty she grows - from Amazon
Rubber boots that are ready to meet the mud - from Tretorn

A divinely decorative watering can  - from Terrain
Simply stunning artichoke platters - from the New York Botanic Garden Shop

For toting fresh produce in from the backyard or back from the market - from Brook Farm General Store

A deliciously fragranced bubble bath - from Fruits & Passion

To avoid confusing tarragon with thyme, vintage stamped spoon herb markers - from Lazy Lightning Art on Etsy

A super-cushy kneeling pad - from The Garden Tool Company

Finally, the most incredible vertical succulent garden panel that I dream of having one day myself - from Flora Grubb