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.
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.
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.
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.”
I follow Gayla Trail (the owner of www.yougrowgirl.com 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?