Most people have that person in their lives, the one that has the green hand, not the green thumb, the one who bristles at the sight of a neglected houseplant. There are many great gifts available online for the avid horticulturalist in your life. Listed below are just a few of them.
What looks like an ordinary wheelbarrow to the uninitiated is nirvana to a true outdoor gardener. The garden cart was specifically designed to meet the carrying needs of the busy outdoor gardener. Made with large pneumatic wheels, the cart holds up to 400 pounds, and rolls effortlessly over hard to maneuver areas of your garden. In case you missed it, that’s 400 pounds, equivalent to 8 wheelbarrows! It’s built with high sides so that you don’t mistakenly dump your mulch (or manure!) as you roll along your yard space. The cart is balanced and weighted with a specially positioned axle. You can push the cart without hurting your hands thanks to the long handle with the easy to grip neoprene coating. The Gardeners’ Supply Company has been making the cart for over 25 years, and many of the very first ones made are still going strong. You can buy the cart in brown, a soft turquoise or a bright red, and it retails for $200.
When it comes to accessories, kitsch is a part of a real gardener’s world, and these wellies fit right in. Soft yellow boots with green soles and trim, adorned with picture drawings of multicolored roosters? Yes, please! These boots are not just fun, but they’re tough as well. The outer shell is made with a very tough and sturdy natural rubber, and the inside is lined with a fabric liner that dries lickety split. The insole is removable, and the boot comes to rest about 2”-3” inches below the knee for most folks. The soles are deep lugged so that you get ultra-traction on super slippery surfaces. They come in women’s sizes 6-11 and retail for about $50.
A glowing mason jar is ideal for the gardener who needs to tool around at night, or just likes to see his outdoor landscaping masterpiece under cozy light conditions. The SunJar consists of a traditional Mason jar, 6.25” h x 4”w x 4”d. Tucked inside the jar is a rechargeable battery, solar cell and low energy LED lamp. During the day, the gardener will set the SunJar out in the sun so that they solar cell makes an electrical current to charge the battery. The charged battery then sends power to the three LED lamps so that beautiful glowing light is emitted through the jar in the evening. You don’t have to worry about leaving the jar out in rainy weather since it’s completely watertight. The SunJar costs $50 and is available at the MoMA online store.
For the gardener with a yard filled with nothing but bad soil, or little to no green space, there is the Rustic Cedar Raised Bed Garden. This gorgeous garden bed is made out of insect resistant cedar, which is a perfect all-weather wood. The box will change from a coppery tone to grey as the years go by. The bed allows you to easily train the root systems of your plants, and allows for easy draining, a property that most plants require. Your plants are also protected from weeds. You can fill the bed the best quality soil you can find, giving your plants an optimum-growing base. The bed comes in sizes 4’ l x 4’w or 4’ x 6’, and they’re 8.25” high.