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Gardener gifts 2.0

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It’s not too late!  To tell your loved ones what the gardener in their life wants for Christmas!

Tools, an essential part of gardening!  This is the gift to spend the extra dollars for quality.  You won’t regret it.  One of the top tools is the Hori Hori Japanese gardening knife.  Hori means “digging” in Japanese.  This knife has been called the MacGuyver of gardening tools.  A brand that comes highly recommended at a reasonable price is Nisaku for about $22 bucks.

Hori Hori knife by Nisaku

For those who are tired of trying to pull weeds from pavers, comes the patio knife.   It’s eco friendly since no chemicals are involved!   Use the hook side for joints, and the knife side for beveled edges. Constructed of tempered boron steel, with ash hardwood handle.

Patio knife

I happen to love my Burpee tomato cages.  The pro series offers sturdy, stable 4-sided cages that work well for flowers too. The non-rusting, long-lasting galvanized wire cages fold flat for easy storage.  I can’t tell you the number of cheap cages I’ve fought with and finally tossed!

If you want to spend a few bucks for unique containers, I would offer up the faux log planters.  I have planted in real logs and it’s definitely fun but they do rot, they also seemed to attract more bugs!  And not necessarily the good ones.  The faux log planters are long-lasting and work outdoors or indoors. They’re made of lightweight polyurethane and are weather and UV resistant.

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