by Amanda Rose Newton
Now that Halloween has come and gone, the gifting season is ON! Whether you are just starting your list or in search of something EXTRA this season, we got you covered no matter what level of green thumb you are shopping for.
Is there a better excuse to get a fancy expensive house plant than Christmas? This is the one time of year you can get away with giving and asking for big, so go for it!
We have a new section on the website devoted to unique, hard-to-find, and just plain cool rare house plants for all the plant parents in your life. From pink princess philodendron (what a babe) to variegated syngonium, you might end up treating yourself. It’s also the season for that, by the way!
Garden Pun Tees
If you are shipping something far away, you can still play into your giftee’s love of plants with a punny tee shirt!
Featuring clear spins on common phrases, your recipient will be hitting the streets in style and getting a few chuckles along the way. It’s enough to wet your plants.
Decorating for Christmas is the best part of the holiday for many and that shouldn’t stop at your house. Dress up your garden for this season and beyond with our fun assortment of garden gnomes, gazing balls, whimsical wind chimes, and signs.
If your friend or loved one has a theme, it’s easy to select something to match it to add to their garden, as the decorative part is usually an afterthought.
DIY Gift Baskets
Pick a pot or hanging basket, add in a few garden tools, maybe a pack of seeds or garden gloves, and soil and you have a nice little starter kit!
This is also perfect for young gardeners or those who are interested and haven’t gotten as far as they would like in their efforts.
Or shop the farmer’s market and make a gift basket of organic local produce, vendor products, and a variety of culinary delights!
Tools and Hats
While it might not be the sexiest gift to give, man, do gardeners go through sun hats and tools! Aprons, leg-cramp-saving knee pads, trowels, soil testing kits, you name it, we all need it.
Also, there are some pretty styling sun hats out there, with several to choose from in the boutique. While you are there, you may want to pick out an outfit for yourself!
As someone concerned about food security, gifting a fruit tree will ensure the recipient has food for years to come.
We are lucky in Florida to be able to grow familiar figs, peaches, and grapes as well as tropical mangoes, avocados, and starfruit. For the real fruit aficionado, try something extra exotic like a jaboticaba, passion fruit, or dragon fruit.
Once thought of as giving up or having no imagination, gift certificates are celebrated today!
A gift certificate to Rockledge Gardens can buy you anything from a fruit tree to a few edible items from our farmer’s market. The possibilities are endless, which is on par with the magic feeling generated from the holidays. Giving choice is unleashing the magic of choice!
Come on in and celebrate the season at Rockledge Gardens!