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Dec 5, 2020 6:35 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Butterflies Cottage Gardener Birds Vegetable Grower Herbs Frugal Gardener
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Composter Bee Lover Garden Procrastinator Frogs and Toads
What would you ask Santa for? (garden ideas)
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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Dec 5, 2020 6:49 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
A UTV with a dump bed so I can navigate the yard easier. I live on a hill and if I need to move anything heavy I have to push the wheelbarrow uphill. If I'm going downhill it's empty. A great workout but really cuts into my time if I'm tired.
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Dec 6, 2020 11:19 AM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Tomato Heads Hostas Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids
Really nice garden gloves-my hubby bought me some soft leather ones that I love. Good pruning shears are always a great gift too. Can't have too many. Smiling
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Dec 6, 2020 12:52 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
Cinda, since "Frenchy" brought it up, a brand new pair of garden shears, as I somehow misplaced mine, after cutting back the Dahlias.
(I sure do hope I didn't throw them out, too !) haha
Gift Cards, from Seed Vendors sure would be nice.

Didn't you want something from Santa, too ?
(Or, were you just looking for ideas ?)
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Dec 6, 2020 10:02 PM CST
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Adeniums Bromeliad Tropicals
Aroids Hibiscus Sedums Container Gardener
I agree with the shears. And there's several types to choose from. A set suited to a gardener's favorite plants would be a nice gift. Smiling

That, or any kind of hand tools. They're often multi-purpose.
Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine!
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Dec 6, 2020 10:25 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
A sweet little rustic wooden garden shed.

A strong, personable 20-year-old who absolutely loves digging, moving dirt, hauling rocks, and running to the nursery for bags of potting soil Lovey dubby
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Dec 6, 2020 10:34 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
All of these items are actually ordered for my best friend's birthday, but adaptable to the topic, I think.

Fast Orange Hand Cleaner
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/pr...

The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cream
https://www.thebodyshop.com/en...

Gardener's Hand Cream. Two-pack, so I could keep one for me.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/pr...

Gardener's Apron (I did NOT pay that much for it. Big Grin )
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/pr...

Victory Seeds. A variety of herb and vegetable seeds. She retired this year, so she has time to garden and will like that the seeds are heirloom. Smiling
https://www.victoryseeds.com/

Wildseed Farms. These Grey Poppies are so unique looking that I got some for both of us.
https://www.wildseedfarms.com/...

A 10-pack of custom plant markers to go with the seeds.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/8...

Personalized Garden Stake in steel (mine says Shelley's Place instead of Garden).
https://www.etsy.com/listing/7...

A photo t-shirt with this design that I made some time back and the image for which I freely gift to anyone who likes it.
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Haven't decided which pair of gloves to add in. I've had the Bionic ones for several years and like them a lot. Have to check into it more, but I think the G&F gloves are made in the U.S. which may tip the scale. Plus, they are less expensive and given what I have already laid out...ah, well, since her birthday is in February, I have time to figure it out. And she's worth it, regardless of my choice. Hilarious!

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/pr...

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/pr...
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Dec 6, 2020 10:50 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
@lovemyhouse, what a lovely and thoughtful gift for your friend! Every one of those selections is terrific for any gardener. The grey poppies are stunning. Nice Tee-shirt graphic, too!
And thanks! Acorn
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Dec 6, 2020 10:58 PM CST
Name: Daniel
Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
I think shears, gloves, any equipment is great!

Fancy/Nice pots/planters I would personally love

Depends on the gardener, but I feel like succulents or some hardy houseplants are good gifts!

I was planning on gifting my brother an Amaryllis bulb since he's been wanting that plant (:

Yeah idk i'm new to gardening haha
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Dec 6, 2020 11:23 PM CST
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Adeniums Bromeliad Tropicals
Aroids Hibiscus Sedums Container Gardener
nmoasis said:A strong, personable 20-year-old who absolutely loves digging, moving dirt, hauling rocks, and running to the nursery for bags of potting soil Lovey dubby


This sounds good to me. Hilarious!

OR, just drop a large pile of ingredients for making succulent soil in my driveway. That's acceptable too. Hilarious!
Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine!
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Dec 6, 2020 11:24 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
@nmoasis
You are welcome--I like the way you think. 😁😁😁
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Dec 7, 2020 7:33 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Butterflies Cottage Gardener Birds Vegetable Grower Herbs Frugal Gardener
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Composter Bee Lover Garden Procrastinator Frogs and Toads
I have asked for wind-chimes and a new bird feeder for Christmas but I have gardening friends and was looking for some Ideas.

I do agree one can never have too many gloves or pruning shears, I am always leaving mine ''somewhere'' Rolling my eyes.

Anyone use an apron or tool holder/belt?
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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Dec 7, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
How about one of those cushioned yardening "mats" so that you can kneel down on, (& probably "save" your knees!) while also having enough room, to place your trowel, or shears on it.
Or, what's it called, a "trudge" bag, or if they cut flowers often, a Specialty one, meant just for freshly cut blooms.
Or, a metal Florist type decorative container, like they use for bouquets.
Maybe something for dry hands, since they get washed even more often, after gardening too. I can't think of a good brand, at the moment. Though you could research it, others may know from experience. (Is it Burt's?)
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Dec 7, 2020 1:19 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
gardengus said:Anyone use an apron or tool holder/belt?


I don't think my friend will use the apron for gardening, but it was inexpensive, fit the theme (most important! Hilarious! ), and she might use it for other jobs. Her property backs up to a nature preserve and she has maintenance tasks that are some distance from her house. Those pockets would come in handy. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Dec 7, 2020 1:43 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Butterflies Cottage Gardener Birds Vegetable Grower Herbs Frugal Gardener
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Composter Bee Lover Garden Procrastinator Frogs and Toads
I think I could use one IF I could train myself to put my gloves and clippers in the pocket *Blush*
maybe save time looking for them Shrug!
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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Dec 7, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Me, too, Cinda. I try to wear shorts or pants with pockets, but still manage to lose stuff even in my small yard. Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Dec 7, 2020 2:19 PM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Try Naturalizing perennials! :)
Amaryllis Region: Nebraska Lilies Irises Hostas Foliage Fan
Daylilies Garden Photography Bulbs Butterflies Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I'm wanting a hori hori knife for Christmas. I basically naturalize my perennials, and I am hoping to use a hori hori to get rid of the old iris mother rhizomes without digging up the entire clump.
Not only people give others signs, but plants do too.
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Dec 7, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
SonoveShakespeare said:I'm wanting a hori hori knife for Christmas. I basically naturalize my perennials, and I am hoping to use a hori hori to get rid of the old iris mother rhizomes without digging up the entire clump.


I looked that up...looks like a great tool; probably better than the serrated kitchen knife I use!

For people who have a lot of potted and/or indoor plants, I wonder if there is a product like this one I make that is incredibly useful. These bamboo sticks come in some women's shoes. Like chopsticks, but one end is wider. I sharpen the narrow end and use it for teasing out potbound roots (the one on the left). I haven't found any other tool that works as well. The fat end is perfect for pressing soil in around the roots. I use them for all sorts of other things, too. Has anyone seen an actual product similar to this?

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For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Dec 7, 2020 5:08 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
Excellent gift ideas for a senior gardener... (speaking from experience of course.)

A garden glide
https://www.amleo.com/leonard-...
or
A kneeling bench
https://www.amleo.com/garden-k...

Haven't decided what I want this year... maybe just back to normal would be good.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Dec 7, 2020 5:28 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I only want Sees Candies. Hey it's the time of year where I don't have anything from my garden to snack on.
Laziness is a virtue. If I never ask for your help, don’t be offended when I don’t take your advice either.

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