Cottage Gardening forum: Anyone giving garden items for Christmas??

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Dec 10, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Anyone making or giving things from the garden?

I have home grown herbs I am giving to a few friends.
Wish I had made some jam out of the strawberries instead of gobbling them all up Shrug!
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Dec 10, 2011 1:14 PM CST
Cinda, the home grown herbs sound wonderful! Lovey dubby

I got some gift certificates to a Garden center for my local friends, along with packets of seed from my garden and gloves.
But didn't do any dried herb wreaths this year.
Giving DBH a few pairs of gloves, as well, as he does all the really hard work out there.
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Dec 10, 2011 1:18 PM CST
What did everyone ask Santa for in the gardening realm?

I asked for gift certificates from my favorite vendors or nurseries. Whistling
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 10, 2011 1:24 PM CST
I made lavender, rosemary seasoning salt for my mom and sister. It is a combination of the two herbs and sea salt. I got the idea from a renaissance fair I went to this Fall. I normally just make enough to use at a meal, so I had to guess at quantities when I made it as a gift. It is good sprinkled on roast that has been brushed with olive oil (as a marinade). We have also used it as part of our seasoning for meat that we grill, chicken breasts, steak. I also think it would be good in beef stew.
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Dec 10, 2011 1:27 PM CST
Sounds, delicious, Maridell!! Smiling
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Dec 10, 2011 2:45 PM CST
Mmm - rosemary, sea salt and garlic on Salmon fillet. Da *best*.

I'm making some of the bird food circles that I had posted a link to - they're a little self-serving, but, what da heck.
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Dec 10, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Can you share the link here, Sheryl? Smiling
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Dec 10, 2011 3:27 PM CST
Sure... hang on a sec...

Here ya go:

http://www.gardengatenotes.com/2011/12/06/bird-seed-ornament...
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Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 10, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Sheryl, I love the garlic too Smiling

I like the bird seed ornaments, cool idea!!!
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Dec 10, 2011 4:18 PM CST
Neat, Sheryl!
Thank you! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Dec 10, 2011 7:23 PM CST
Gladly!

Maridell, I was suckered into buying a mix of the 3. Then I bought a bunch of dried Rosemary that has close to no taste. Next summer, I'm going to make my *own*.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 10, 2011 8:47 PM CST
Sheryl, definitely make your own next summer, the difference is amazing.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Dec 10, 2011 8:54 PM CST
I bet. I just hope my plant puts on some growth... I probably should have planted it with more sun in mind.

Hey, maybe ANOTHER plant.

What a genius, huh? Rolling on the floor laughing
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Dec 10, 2011 9:25 PM CST
more plants, more plants, more plants Big Grin
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Dec 10, 2011 9:38 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 11, 2011 8:43 AM CST
Maridell said:more plants, more plants, more plants Big Grin


I like the sound of that..... Hilarious! alot!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 11, 2011 4:35 PM CST
Garden related, I asked for bird house or feeders, some of mine are just falling apart.

I like the salt idea , my son always uses a salt rub on out steaks and they are great, we almost never go out for steak anymore because his are better.

Garden gloves are always a good idea, by chance are they the atlas gloves?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 11, 2011 4:50 PM CST
The Atlas are so wonderful, aren't they? These are just plain ones.
Cut some Rosemary stalks today to stick in the ribbons.

What types of birdhouses do you like, Cinda?

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 11, 2011 5:50 PM CST
There is a local craftsman that makes rustic houses and I have a couple already ,hoping to add to the collection.
Looking for a photo but no luck this evening , will try later Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 11, 2011 5:52 PM CST
Oh, those rustic ones are wonderful! Smiling

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