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Es­sen­tial Peren­ni­als The com­plete Ref­er­ence to 2700 Peren­ni­als for the Home Gar­den By Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christo­pher

Gar­den­ers know that peren­ni­als are a main­stay of any gar­den, but how do you choose from the mul­ti­tude avail­able? This guide will help even the most savvy gar­dener nav­i­gate the stag­ger­ing op­tions and dis­cover what plants will of­fer them the beauty they de­sire and thrive in the con­di­tions that are avail­able. The au­thors dis­cuss flower colour, sea­son of bloom, fo­liage char­ac­ter­is­tics, height and width, light re­quire­ments and har­di­ness and heat sen­si­tiv­ity for each plant and even delve into spe­cial re­quire­ments, the best cul­ti­vars for each species and po­ten­tial prob­lems. This is a must have for any­one who grows or wants to grow peren­ni­als.

$53.95 World Vi­sion

World Vi­sion has some amaz­ing gifts that are per­fect for the gar­den­ers on your list who want to make a dif­fer­ence this year. Get in the spirit by help­ing hun­gry fam­i­lies grow food by pur­chas­ing agri­cul­tural packs for three fam­i­lies. Each pack in­cludes sup­plies like seeds, an­i­mal feed, tools, fer­til­iz­ers, pest con­trol and train­ing. Emer­gency food is also pro­vided to fam­i­lies in need. And be­cause of do­na­tions from the World Food Pro­gramme, your gift mul­ti­plies 2 times in value! Visit cat­a­logue.world­vi­sion.ca for more ideas.

$35 Se­cret Gar­den: An Inky Trea­sure Hunt and Col­or­ing Book By Jo­hanna Bas­ford

Let your in­ner child play! This is the book that launched the colour­ing craze for adults and has sold over 2 mil­lion copies world­wide. Beau­ti­ful and del­i­cate, highly de­tailed, pen-and-ink il­lus­tra­tions are just wait­ing to be brought to life. Even the books cover and jacket are colourable! The book is a great way for gar­den­ers and na­ture lovers to ex­pe­ri­ence the joy of the gar­den this win­ter. A great gift that ap­peals to all ages. Edi­tions now fea­ture thicker and heav­ier pa­per stock pre­vent­ing bleedthrough from ink draw­ing. Se­cret Gar­den is the orig­i­nal and first book by Jo­hanna Bas­ford.

$20.95 Wax Lodge Bark Carved Flame­less LED Can­dle

Flame­less LED can­dles of­fer more than just safety. You can bring na­ture's beauty into your home this sea­son with the this wax-bark carved LED Can­dle. This can­dle is avail­able at Bed, Bath and Be­yond and fea­tures re­al­is­tic tree bark de­tails. Per­fect for bring­ing the out­doors in, it casts a flame­less lu­mi­nes­cent glow for a rus­tic am­biance. With so many op­tions in LED can­dles nowa­days, even if you don’t like the rus­tic look, you are sure to find some­thing in­trigu­ing in this cat­e­gory.


The Wallflower Liv­ing Frame

An in­no­va­tive frame filled with liv­ing plants. The Wallflower is a liv­ing piece of art that in­fuses any room with green­ery. Have an avail­able wall, shelf, or desktop that’s miss­ing some­thing? Bring the vi­brancy of plants in­doors with a liv­ing frame. De­signed with sim­ple care and long last­ing re­sults in mind, The Wallflower liv­ing frame makes for an es­pe­cially unique gift or green ad­di­tion to any room. Ideal for cre­ative peo­ple on the go – with, or with­out, a green thumb. A ByNa­ture orig­i­nal de­sign, wallflower liv­ing frames are avail­able on­line at by­na­ture­design.ca and at sev­eral re­tail­ers through­out Canada. Just check their site for a re­tailer near you.

Flo­ral throw pil­lowsill ws

Bring your love of the gar­den in­doors! Throw cush­ions are a great way to change your decor with­out spend­ing a for­tune. Brighten up any room with colour­ful pil­lows to suit your mood. Th­ese are just a few of the myr­iad of of­fer­ings avail­able at Bed Bath and Be­yond. Go on and treat your­self!

$39.99-89.99 Dome ter­rar­i­ums for kids by Dunecraft

Get kids grow­ing their own fab­u­lous ter­rar­i­ums this win­ter and keep the gar­den­ing ex­pe­ri­ence alive. Dunecraft, avail­able at Chap­ters and other spe­cialty kids stores of­fers a wide as­sort­ment of pro­jects sure to in­ter­est your lit­tle gar­den­ers. Fea­tured here are Car­niv­o­rous Cre­ations, where chil­dren can grow their own collection of over 10 feared and famous meat eat­ing plants; and But­ter­fly Glam­our Gar­den, which of­fers an as­sort­ment of rain­bow coloured fo­liage and sweet smelling blooms. Each kit comes with a grow­ing dome, de­cals, plant bud­dies to play with, in­struc­tions and an in­for­ma­tion man­ual. Di­nosaur, farm, fairy and desert ter­rar­i­ums are also avail­able.


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