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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 01-09-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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Default Best gardening gift- what's yours?

What's the best gardening gift you received and why?
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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Rocks, give me rocks for the garden bed edging or flat bluestone to build paths.
I wouldn't mind large scale trellises or fencing either.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:33 AM   #3
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Ah ha! Rocks for you. Rocks are a good thing. I was poking around and found a stack of rocks that looked like a frog but I like rocks more for snakes.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:51 AM   #4
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Our home has had its fill so the Garden arts have been attracting me lately weather it be natural wood formations, rocks or creations.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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Hubby does well when he buys me power tools - a tiller one Christmas, a mini tiller another. He doesn't do so well on other big gifts.

I'm always appreciative of anything that takes a little thought or effort. Homemade anything, be it goodies or pretties are winners.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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I will echo your sentiments biigblueyes. I chose Home Decor.

The dish garden I was given by havalotta was gorgeous. I cannot recall ever receiving such a tasteful gift that was hand created with so much tender loving care.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #7
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Oh Lorax.... You're such a sweety.
I'm sure glad you liked it.
The hummers enjoyed your gift all summer long.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:49 PM   #8
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I have never had a dish garden before. It was special.

That is wonderful news about the hummers finding your feeder. I like that particular feeder because it can be placed on a picnic table. We have had hummers fly in to feed while we were eating at the table. Most unfortunately it blows off the table in high winds. It was poorly designed from that respect. I believe it should have been weighted better. Which hummers visited you?
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:07 PM   #9
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Anything to do with plants or seeds. Anyone that knows me enough to gift understands the preference toward native.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:08 PM   #10
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Ruby throated. Mostly females though.
There is no way I can capture a photo of them. I don't know where the proper mode is on that camera to catch a clear shot. Way to quick for me.

I had been wondering what was going on in one of my dish gardens. I was finding a lot of bits and pieces on the floor next to it. After I watered it a few days ago I spied 2-3 slugs that came up from underneath. Crab ate well.....
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