Gift ideas for the ‘hard to shop for’

Bay News - - GARDENING - Ginny Clark

What do you get for those that seem to have ev­ery­thing?

Look no fur­ther than the gar­den if you are stuck for ideas.

Not only can you find the so­lu­tion there for the more ma­ture but also for kids who love see­ing the re­sults of grow­ing for them­selves.

Teach­ing a child how to grow ed­i­ble and or­na­men­tal plants gives them a life­long gift. They love to see the re­sults and en­joy get­ting their hands dirty. Pro­vide them with a kids tool kit, some seeds like wild­flower, radishes or mi­cro­greens that they can plant up. Or a small pot and some yummy straw­ber­ries to plant in it. Swan plants and venus fly traps are al­ways a hit too.

For the adults con­sider a stun­ning stan­dard fuch­sia or rose. Per­haps that weep­ing maple that she has had her eye on for months or flow­er­ing hy­drangeas, roses or Christ­mas lilies. The best thing about these is that they will flower for you at Christ­mas time, year after year— the gift that keeps on giv­ing! Stun­ning flow­er­ing or­chids, poin­set­tias or an­thirri­ums are great for those with no gar­den.

Wa­ter fea­tures, bird­baths, gar­den art and sculp­tures, pots, planters and hang­ing baskets are also great ideas. These can be taken from one gar­den to the next should you be shift­ing in the near fu­ture!

Dads love good tools and Wolf-Garten tools are the per­fect so­lu­tion. They are top qual­ity with a life­time guar­an­tee. Rakes, weed­ers, brooms and other handy tools fit into the one han­dle, thus pro­vid­ing you with an on­go­ing sup­ply of ideas for fu­ture Christ­mas and birth­day pressies.

Or how about a Ziglar and Brown bar­be­cue and some wa­ter­proof shoes.

Even if that spe­cial some­one isn’t a gar­dener they will be rapt with a Mor­ris and James pot, some wall art, body lo­tions, jew­ellery or fash­ion­ware wraps.

So if you are stuck for ideas this Christ­mas come on in. We have a huge range to suit those from aged from 2 to 102.

Park­ing is at the door and we gift wrap for free and you can take some time to re­lax at Bloom Cafe´. Merry Christ­mas!

■ www.decor­gar­den­world.co.nz www.face­book.com/decor­gar­den­world

Mor­ris and James pots and poin­set­tia.

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