Garden Gnomes to add whimsey to your gardenWritten by Johann Erickson
Garden gnomes are a fun addition to your garden, patio or landscaping. Adding a perfect touch of whimsy, you can count on a garden gnome to always put a smile on your face. Besides their obvious charm, garden gnomes are also believed to bring good luck to your garden. After all, a garden gnomes is supposed to help with your gardening!
First appearing in 1840s in England, Garden gnomes are popular figures in all types of gardens. The whimsy and merriment of garden gnomes make them ideal decorations. Put a garden gnome at base of a flowering bush, reclining by a flower bed, or peeking around edge of your patio, and you’ll have a delightful companion for your garden.
There are hundreds of types of Garden gnomes to choose from. Practical jokers, such as garden gnomes that appear to have their head stuck in ground add a generous helping of humor. Antique reproduction garden gnomes look like busy
Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening GlovesWritten by The Gift Wizard
Ahh, spring! It has sprung! Gardeners (and budding gardeners - no pun intended) have begun quest for a weedless lawn, or a bountiful garden. But if you're looking for gifts for someone with a green thumb (or someone with green thumb envy), consider situation first.
Some people think of gardening as a chore. Others see it as relaxing. Some will see it as exercise, and still others consider it art. Some people have magic touch in garden, while others couldn't grow mold if they tried! This is important when considering gardening gifts. You need to know if you should give something to make gardening easier, more fulfilling, more challenging, or more fun.
For those people who see it as a chore, gardening just adds more items onto never-ending to-do list. In this case, you need to consider gardening gifts that will make these outdoor chores easier, faster, and less of a hassle.
Power tools and storage & organization aids usually fall into this category, along with ever popular lawn tractor. A leaf blower/vacuum can make clean-up a breeze (again - no pun intended). The same can be said for a pressure washer. Heavy jobs are made easier with a wheelbarrow or yard cart. And organizing a collection of garden tools is simple with a storage bench or shed. Other ideas include a convenient watering timer.