Posted on 15 September 2008 by

Gifts for Urban Gardeners

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By Vanessa Richins

Are you searching for the perfect gift for your favorite urban gardener?

Here are some ideas that I think may work well.

Matchstick Garden

Would you like to get your children involved in gardening? Try the Matchstick Garden! Each one holds 10 matchsticks, with seeds embedded in the tips. Simply take one out and plant it, tip down. It won’t be long before you have a whole little garden growing. There are four different kinds available : Mixed Herbs, Wildflowers, Italian Garden and Mixed Greens.

Nyokki Monkey

Do you think the Chia Pet is too old school? Upgrade and buy a Nyokki! Named after the Japanese word for “grow”, these cute little sculptures can be planted again and again with grass seed, which will grow as their hair. There are several designs available, including a frog and a monkey.

Consultation With an Urban Gardener

Do you live in New York or know someone who does? Buy them a consultation with Amber Freda. Per NewYorkFirst’s website :” In a private consultation, she will discuss your creative vision and determine your particular needs. The experience begins with the premise that a landscape is more than just a collection of plants, but a potential work of art. Amber will work with you to make your garden an expression of who you are.”

You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

I follow Gayla Trail (the owner of and author of this book) on Twitter. She is an enthusiastic proponent of urban gardening. I didn’t know she had a book – I must buy it now!

What other items would you suggest?

One Response to “Gifts for Urban Gardeners”

  1. Shibaguyz Says:

    OH OH OH!! Gifts for urban gardeners you say?? Any of the publications from the Grow Biointensive research facilities… and some of them start at $2.00. Also, gift certificates to the local nursery or greenhouse are FAB to receive… OH! Or to the catalogues where you can order raised bed kits. Gift certificates to seed websites are always good too. Okay… maybe that’s just our wish list??? LOL Can’t be JUST us!

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