Gardening Information

Container Vegetable Gardening Section


Welcome to Gardening Information

Article

Give the Gardening Gift This Season
ARA

(ARA) - Trying to think of the perfect holiday gift for that special someone on your list? Gardening and lawn care accessories make great gift ideas for the holidays, and in the spirit of the season, here are 12 gardening gift ideas to get you started:

1. Spruce up your loved one’s garden with some metal plant markers/identification tags.

2. How about a tasteful vase so your gardeners can bring the fruits of their labors indoors?

3. Decorate the lawn of someone on your list with a beautiful piece of yard art.

4. How about a spring tune-up kit? John Deere offers a maintenance kit that includes two quarts of oil, an oil filter, a new spark plug and a new air filter. If you don’t know what to get, just tell a dealer the model number of your mower or tractor and let them assemble the package.

5. Replace some of those “old favorite” tools that have been around for decades. Maybe a new garden trowel to replace the one with the bent handle. Or how about a pair of sharp pruning shears, or even a new mower blade? (They’ll never guess what that is sitting under the tree).

6. Bring someone’s garden inside this winter with some indoor bulbs.

7. Upgrade with a power tool -- a garden tiller, backpack blower or even a new string trimmer. Hand tools and power equipment improve every year, so for gardeners there’s always something new under the sun.

8. Commemorate a special occasion by purchasing a new tree or shrub that a family could plant and grow together.

9. Surprise your well-equipped gardener with a useful attachment for his/her lawn tractor -- an aerator, dethatcher to remove dead grass, or a utility cart that’s perfect for hauling compost and fertilizer.

10. How about something a little out of the ordinary? Consider a sturdy plastic gasoline can that won’t rust or build up a charge of static electricity.

11. If your lawn care enthusiast truly does have everything, stuff a gift certificate to a local gardening or home improvement store in their stocking.

12. Or give your loved one the ultimate gift -- a new riding lawn tractor! Visit your local dealership or home improvement store for the latest models.

And if none of these ideas is truly a perfect match, visit your local John Deere dealer or home improvement shop -- they will have plenty of ideas to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.

For more information, contact John Deere customer communications at (800) 537-8233.

Courtesy of ARA Content

About the author:

Courtesy of ARA Content






Container Vegetable Gardening Best products


Container Vegetable Gardening News

container vegetable gardening

6 p.m. “Container Gardening — Tips ... Willamette Stage; by Carol Deppe, Ph.D., author of “Tao of Vegetable Gardening.” Book signing and seed sale to follow. 11 a.m. “Stopping Illegal Dumping. What to Do and Who to Call in Lane County.”

Read more


Home-show workshops, kids’ activities

Any container, as long as there is drainage ... So get started and make a splash with a vegetable garden. In late March, grab those old kiddie pools in the shed or garage. But plan your summer salad garden now. l For gardening questions call the Linn ...

Read more


From the ground up: No garden space? No worries.

It is wonderful to know that the number of newcomers to gardening is increasing by the day but judging from the questions they submit, they are more than a little puzzled about the pros and cons of the various plant pots and containers currently available ...

Read more


GARDENING: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONTAINER OR POT

As the seed catalogs come rolling in, my thoughts turn toward planning this season’s vegetable garden ... even when the fruits are mature. Perfect for containers and small-space gardens, miniature cucumber varieties are among my favorite cucumbers ...

Read more


Grow Miniature Cucumber Varieties for Your Garden

Chalet Nursery Room B "Creative Repurposed Gardening Containers" Kathy Steele, owner, Spill the Milk Vintage 11:30 a.m. Room A "Vegetable Gardening Success – Bountiful Gardens with Limited Time, Space & Budget" Melinda Myers Room B “Indiana 1816 ...

Read more


Seminars and demonstrations at 15th annual Gardening Show

For example, a 5 by 5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables—even a container garden can be a very effective way to grow your own vegetables. The following excerpt is from Chapter 1, “Planning Your Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden.”

Read more


Planning a Postage Stamp Garden

What kind of pot will the plants or herbs or vegetables grow in? More often than not ... Then, there are various kinds of single-pot container gardens that you can put on a patio or small balcony. You simply need a galvanised steel tub with holes in ...

Read more


How to build a garden in 8 steps

Well, each year the All-America Selections organization picks award-winning flowers and vegetables ... containers or flowerbeds, thriving in heat and full sun. These are cutting-grown, so starter plants must be purchased. Note about AAS availability: Some ...

Read more


14 new fruits and vegetables for a show-stopping garden

Some folks may not have any land space available, but get by with container vegetable gardening that we will try to cover in a future article. When you do select a site for the garden, make sure the area will get at least 8-10 hours of sunlight a day.

Read more


Vegetable gardening tips for Northwest Georgia

Use mulches in flowerbeds, vegetable gardens and in the landscape ... 5:30 p.m. Learn how to arrange plants, place beds, use containers and overcome other challenges in garden design. › Thursday, Feb. 8: Terrariums: A Whole Garden Contained, 5:30 ...

Read more