Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gardening Gifts.

*Just added a new banner, a few gifts to self. The frog king was inspired by Kiki's 'Dreams' post, and the pots were lovely (and 75% off!). Can you see the 'In The Garden' words along the top of the pot on the right?

I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing holiday season. I'd like to share some pictures of garden gifts that I was very happy to receive.

From afar...




From my family, some tools of the trade, which is great since mine are in horrible condition.


As well as a lovely set of garden tiles. I especially like the one on the bottom right, since I had a grand battle with slugs all summer. It's debatable as to who won. I will install it near my shady hosta bed, and hope it acts as a warning.


Also, a subscription to
Canadian Gardening Magazine (thank you CV!). Which should be a good source of information and inspiration.

Do you have any garden gifts you'd like to share?


20 comments:

  1. I just love your garden tiles! Wonderful gift! And set of tools is something you can never have enough.
    I got a garden book that I wanted for a long time. It was one of those books that are hard to find, it was issued in 1995.

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  2. Nah, I'm keeping 'em alllll for myself ! ;)

    Great gifts, Rebecca ! Your tiles are just precious. I see you've been a good girl ! :D

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  3. Hi vrtlarica, The book sounds wonderful! I always feel so lucky when I find 'hard to find' items.

    miss m, lol! Now I get it! I have been pretty good, or at least hubby & kids think so. :)

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  4. I cannot see the garden tiles. I don't know why it omits pictures for me, makes me so mad!

    The little snippers on the right in your picture are the best things. I have about 6 pair of them, I order them by the dozen pair, so I always have a pair handy. They stay sharp for just about forever!

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  5. Hi Janie, I haven't had the little snippers before, but they will make deadheading the delicate little flowers so much easier. I have problems seeing some pictures too, it drives me crazy. The last tile says "No Snails or Slugs allowed - Garden patrolled daily!" LOL.

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  6. Rebecca, just a note to tell you I have posted a post for you, because you live in the Frozen North, and want to garden now. Go look at my blog, and let me know what you think. I promise you, this is fun, and it works!

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  7. Hi Rebecca, It's nice to know Santa has a soft, (green!) spot for gardeneners :-)

    Love, love your tiles!

    Santa did stop by here as well, much to the delight of my toddler, and he did remember to leave a little something for the gardener in the house as well. Hope to post some pics soon.

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

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  8. Gardening gifts are the best! I love the tiles!

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  9. Rebecca, I am loving your Christmas gardening gifts. The gardening tiles are just beautiful and I love the slug one too ;-) Thanks for sharing your Christmas gifts with us.

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  10. Rebecca, Your gifts look like just what a gardener needs. I'll be getting clippers with my Christmas money. Also, Jocko and I greatly appreciate your comments on our blog. We greatly thank you for the Best Blog award!! Jocko doesn't understand it, so I won't put it on the blog. But I do and love that you chose my modest blog about Jocko and his friends.

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  11. Hi Janie, thanks for the tip, I'll head over there soon.

    Hi Ms S, Sounds like you had a fun holiday, we did too. One of my little ones is still wishing everyone a Merry Christmas lol. Do post pictures of your green gifts, now I can't wait to get out and try mine! :)

    Hi Catherine, Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you like the tiles.

    Hi Lona, I'm glad you liked my post, it was yours that prompted it. Thanks for the idea.

    Hi Mary Delle, Enjoy your new clippers. Mine were in such bad shape by the end of the season that the fall cleanup was more difficult than it needed to be. No worries about Jocko, blog awards are confusing to everyone. I enjoy his blog and think he's a very special & unique individual. :)

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  12. Ah, there's nothing like a good trowel or pruning shears (really). :)

    No gardening presents this year, but I think I will be delving into the catalogs that are arriving daily. There's got to be some late Xmas presents in there somewhere!

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  13. Yay!! I love your Froggie..now i want him!! That is super beautiful! And what great gifts to recieve.lucky gal...perfect for a garden lover!! Awesome!!

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  14. Hi sweetbay, I agree, shears are the best! Enjoy shopping for your late presents.

    Hi Kiki, Glad you like the frog, since the idea came from your post. Who knew that a frog in a crown could be so very handsome?

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  15. Rebecca, great gifts... what more does a girl need? ;) Happy New to you and we hope 2010 is the best year ever... good health and much Joy! Thank you for sharing this year with us. Diana

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  16. Rebecca, love your frog king! Wonder what he would look like if you kissed him? lol.
    Looks like Santa was good to you!

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  17. Hi Deborah, Thanks! I love him too. I'll kiss him and get back to you...

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  18. Oops, sorry Di, missed your post! I really like simple, useful & meaningful gifts. Thanks so much for your warm wishes for 2010, I hope you have a wonderful year too. :)

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  19. I love the cutter... with bright red handle..., ~bangchik

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  20. Hi Bangchik, Thanks I think they are beautiful too.

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