Information About Shopping Tips

Many gardeners love browsing around nurseries or greenhouses. Others think shopping for garden supplies is a necessary, unavoidable task. Either way, arming yourself with a few shopping tips will simplify the process and help you navigate through rows and rows of plants, tools and garden supplies. Read the articles below for shopping ideas that make life easier while saving a few bucks in the process.

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Last Minute Garden Gifts: Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

By Amy Grant

Looking for last-minute garden gifts for a diehard gardener but are getting nowhere? Look no more! Just click this article for ideas.

Plant Pot Gifts: Tips And Ideas For Grow Kit Gifts

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A winter gift for anyone who appreciates plants is a potted plant. Click here for ideas to brighten someone’s day with mini gift pots.

Living Wall Kit Info – How To Grow A Living Wall Kit

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If designing yourself or looking for a gift idea, consider a living wall kit that provides materials and instructions. Learn more here.

Unique Christmas Plants: Choosing Unusual Holiday Season Plants

By Amy Grant

Interested in incorporating different plants for Christmas? Click here to learn about unique Christmas plants outside the traditional.

Hobby Farmer Gifts – Unique Presents For Homesteaders

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Friends and family of homesteaders may find themselves at a loss when considering what gifts may be most useful. Find some ideas here.

Mushroom Log Kit – Tips For Growing A Mushroom Log

By Mary Ellen Ellis

DIY mushroom logs are just what they sound like: an easy way to grow edible fungi and they make excellent garden gifts. Learn more here.

Edible Countertop Growing: Gifting Kits To Grow Food

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Kits to grow food are great gift ideas for holidays, birthdays, new homes, or even yourself. They can be simple or high-tech. Learn more here.

Gifting Used Gardening Books: How To Donate Garden Books

By Laura Miller

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with old garden books, consider gifting or donating them. Click here to learn how to donate garden books.

Hard-To-Shop-For Gardeners: Ideas For Unconventional Garden Gifts

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Garden gifts can be fun to give, and receive. Unconventional garden gifts make gift giving more meaningful. Click here for ideas.

Holiday Garden Giving: Ways To Help Others This Season

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

As gardeners, we’re lucky people but have you been wondering how to give back? Click here for tips and ideas on holiday garden giving.

Gifting Seeds – Ways To Give Seeds As Presents

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Giving seeds as gifts is a wonderful surprise for the gardeners in your life. Click here for helpful tips on giving seeds as presents.

Farm Share Gift Ideas – Giving A CSA Box To Others In Need

By Amy Grant

Looking for a unique gift idea? How about giving a CSA box? How do you give a farm share gift? Click here for more information.

Garden Gifts For Quarantine: Self-Care Social Distance Garden Gifts

By Teo Spengler

Soothing gardening gifts can help develop a love for making things grow. Click here to learn how to put together a quarantine self-care kit.

Easy Garden Gifts: Choosing Gifts For New Gardeners

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Surprise those new gardeners in your life with gifts they may not yet even realize they’ll need. Click here for beginner gardener gift ideas.

Garden Bookshelf: Best Gardening Books For Nature Lovers

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Very few things beat the feeling of relaxing with a good book. Here we have compiled a list of our favorites for nature lovers and aspiring gardeners.

Is It Safe To Order Garden Supplies: How To Safely Receive Plants In The Mail

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Is it safe to order garden supplies online? While it’s wise to be concerned, especially during quarantines, the risk of contamination is low. Learn more here.

Garden Gift Basket Ideas – How To Make A Garden Gift

By Amy Grant

What better a gift for the garden lover than a gardening themed gift basket. Possibilities for creating this themed basket are endless and limited only by budget and imagination. To get some ideas on what to put in a gardening gift basket, click here.

Masculine Flowers: Common Flowers That Guys Like

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Flowers for men? Why not? Everybody loves receiving flowers, and men are no exception. If you’re wondering about choosing flowers that guys like, the following suggestions may help. Click on this article for more information.

Disease-Resistant Plants – What Are Certified Disease-Free Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

“Certified disease-free plants.” We’ve heard the expression many times, but exactly what are certified disease-free plants, and what does it mean for the home gardener or backyard orchardist? Find out in the following article. Click here for more information.

Are Small Nurseries Better: Reasons To Shop At Your Local Garden Center

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to shopping for plants. And I should know. I’m sort of considered by many to be a bit of a plantaholic. Click on the following article to find out more about local vs. big garden center shopping.

Black Friday Deals – Shopping For Offseason Gardening Bargains

By Mary Ellen Ellis

With winter right around the corner, there’s not much left to do in the garden. It’s a little sad, but the good thing about this time of year is Black Friday for gardeners. Enjoy the end-of-season sales and stock up for next year while saving money. Learn more here.

Frugal Gardening Ideas: Learn How To Garden On A Budget

By Laura Miller

Whether you garden as a hobby or you're growing produce to feed your hungry family, learning how to garden on a budget can keep more hard earned green in your pocket. But gardening on a dime doesn't mean going without needed supplies. Learn more here.

Popular Wedding Favor Trees – Using Trees As Wedding Favors

By Teo Spengler

Trees symbolize strength and hope, both being appropriate sentiments to honor a new marriage. So if you are about to walk down the aisle, why not think about giving trees as favors to your wedding guests? For more information, click this article.

Wedding Gift Trees: Can I Give A Tree As A Wedding Present

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Giving trees for wedding presents is a unique idea, but it also makes sense. Will the couple really think of their special day when they use that food processor? A tree, on the other hand, will grow in their yard for years to come. Learn more in this article.

Wedding Gift Plants: Giving A Plant As A Wedding Present

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Wedding gifts can be so typical, and expected. Why not surprise the bride and groom with a green wedding gift? Give them something that will last and beautify their new home, and that will always make them smile and think of you: a plant. Learn more here.

Buying Plants Online – How To Know If An Online Nursery Is Reputable

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

After hours of eye strain, you finally order a bunch of plants for your garden. For weeks, you wait in excited anticipation, but when your plants finally arrive, they are much less than you expected. Click this article to learn more.

Plant Nursery Information – Tips For Selecting The Best Plant Nurseries

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Picking a plant nursery that is reputable and has healthy zone appropriate plants can be the key to a successful gardening project. Online plant nurseries can be part of the process. This article provides tips for choosing a reputable nursery.

Choosing Healthy Plants: How To Tell If A Plant Is Healthy

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Plants are expensive and the last thing you want is for your beautiful new plant to keel over and die shortly after you bring it home, but knowing how to tell if a plant is healthy may help. Find more information and tips in this article.

How To Ship Plants: Tips And Guidelines For Shipping Live Plants By Mail

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plant sharing is a big hobby. Shipping plants by mail requires careful packaging and preparation of the plant. Knowing how to ship plants and the best way to box them up will enrich both you and the receiver. This article will help.

Seed And Plant Catalogs: Tips For Ordering Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Seed and plant catalogs are the harbinger of finer weather and fun times in the outdoors. Using mail order catalogs sometimes need translation. This article will help you decipher plant catalogs.

Understanding Nursery Containers – Common Pot Sizes Used In Nurseries

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Inevitably you've come across nursery pot sizes as you have browsed through mail-order catalogs. You may have even wondered what it all means. Read here for information on common pot sizes.

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