5 Gifts for the Home Gardener

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Photo by Kate Crowley.
Galvanized water troughs are pricey, but make great planters.
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the home gardener.

Photo by Kate Crowley.
In a few years, your gift will produce fruit.
Fruit tree or gift certificate for a fruit tree
This is the gift that keeps on giving. Places like Baker's, Berridge and Moon Valley nurseries can guide you toward a memorable and personal purchase. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, plus you can feel extra good about supporting a local business. There are different times during the season to plant fruit trees, depending on the type, so be sure to find out what your recipients are fond of and what they have room for in their yard.

A fancy birdhouse

From MADE's Facebook page.
A birdhouse is a funky, thoughtful gift.
Everyone loves garden accessories, and birdhouses add a touch of charm to any garden. Luckily MADE Boutique typically carries birdhouses year-round, like these, made of license plates by Greg Esser. In case you're more of a DIY person, his blog also gives instructions on how to make one. This is a gift that's easy to find a space in a yard for and since they come in a variety of sizes and styles, highly customizable.

Mud Season by Ellen Stimson
This is the book for the want-to-be farmer. The author's family picks up from the St. Louis area and moves to rural Vermont where high-jinks ensue upon purchasing a non-farmhouse, chickens, sheep, and an old-style country store.

Photo of cover taken by Kate Crowley.

An easy, fun, holiday read for the want-to-be farmer.

It's an easy read, and perfect to curl up if you've made a little fire. The book actually leaves you longing for snow covered New England, which given our penchants for warm weather -- is really saying something.

Location Info


MADE Art Boutique

922 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

The Stock Shop

6615 Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Baker's Nursery and Gift Shop

3414 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Berridge Nurseries

4647 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Moon Valley Nurseries

11320 West Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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