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For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   May 30

Your Questions About Gardening

Sharon asks…

Gardening gift basket?

Hi, I want to make a gardening gift basket for my mother in law for her birthday. What are some practical things I can put into the planter. I am setting everything up in a rustic wheel barrel planter I purchased. I also wanted to add some extra things…and I thought of a nail brush and nice hand cream any other extras come to mind that I should add? Thanks a lot.

P.S. I don’t want to include seed packets or bulbs, since she already has most of that stuff

GardenersCardiff answers:

Nice gloves are always a plus and any good, sturdy hand tools. Good quality pruners are hard to come by, she would probably appreciate that. If you’re in the city, include a couple bags of composted manure. Try to find some plants she may not have. I don’t know your zone, but prickly pear are a fun cactus that are hardy in zone 5+ and maybe even zone 4. Agave is another underused succulent. Tons of varieties – really cool.

How about a wreath or sign she can post on her door – “In the Garden”. Garden catalogs are always fun too. Tons available , most in full color. A nice sun hat, sunscreen, lip balm w/sunscreen are also nice gifts. Ohhh, I have a garden tote bag that I absolutely love! You can store your tools or whatever inside and there is pockets all around the outside. I think it’s waterproof too. Special hose nozzles are a good gift, a trellis, decorative outdoor pots, a fountain. Do a search on the internet, I found instructions to make a “miniatiure potted pond”, I have it in a word file if you’d like to email me at Good Luck!

Nancy asks…

Need help with a Mother’s day gift! Any good gardening things out there?

My father passed away a couple months ago and I want to get my mom something special. She loves to garden and my dad and her use to share that bond. Is there any new great gardening tools or things out there that you recommend?

GardenersCardiff answers:

How about a nice big basket, the size she could take into the garden to put her gear and any produce in, and fill it with new hand tools, seeds, gardening gloves, and maybe a gift certificate to her favorite garden store–if a nearby garden center doesn’t offer them, Lowe’s has great plants and a lot of gardening supplies.

Joseph asks…

how old do you have to be to work at steins garden and gifts?

im fourteen turning fifteen in a little over two months,
and i have applied for a job already at one place.
i was hoping to work as stock person at steins. how old do i have to be?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Why don’t you call them and ask them?

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