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View Poll Results: Best Gardening Gift- What's yours?
Birding supplies; feeders, birdbaths, birdhouses, feed 3 16.67%
Tools; hand tools, power tools 2 11.11%
gift certificate to favorite nursery 1 5.56%
Home decor; windowsill herb garden, dish garden, 1 5.56%
Home made goodies; jams, soaps, stationary, maple syrup 1 5.56%
Books 4 22.22%
Accessories; gloves, visors, kneepads 1 5.56%
Yard art: windchimes, stepping stones, statuary 1 5.56%
Plant starts, divisions, cuttings, seed 2 11.11%
Other 2 11.11%
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:19 AM   #11
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My sweet wonderful husband got me an Advanced Pole System from Birds Unlimited - woo-hoo!!! And also a suet feeder made for woodpeckers (has a tail board), which a northern red-shafted flicker immediately made use of. I also got a baffle for the pole. Now the birds get the suet and seed, and the squirrels & raccoons & opossums get the stuff on the ground. I am enjoying it a lot! I can also add to it later ... I've wanted one of these for 15 years, so I'm quite happy with it. And a nice journal to log all the cool things I see. He knows me well!

For me - bird stuff, plants, plant supplies, plants - those are favorites. And rocks - yes, will-o-wisp, I like rocks, too!! When we moved from Louisiana to Washington state, several boxes full of rocks came along.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:21 PM   #12
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Books. I need to educate myself better.
"If gardening isn't a pleasure for you, chances are the work will merely give you a rotten disposition. If you'd rather be golfing or fishing, get a bumper sticker that says so, and forget gardening."
Elsa Bakalar
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:55 PM   #13
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Location: Greensboro, Alabama USA

Books for me. Recently the local county library "cleaned out" their stock of gardening books and invited me to go through them and take any I wanted. One of the local gardeners who recently died (at age over 100) had been a camellia breeder. She had a marvellous collection of garden books that her daughter had donated to t he library. The whole collection is in that stash and I took every one of them. The Camellia Society Annual and the other books as well are all annotated and I shall treasure re-reading her remarks.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:45 PM   #14
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I went with "other," because for me it's a question of finding time and energy to do anything garden-wise. When hubby takes one of my chores or waters my indoor plants for me, that's a gift.
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