Gifts That Grow on You: Living Christmas Presents
You can't go wrong with a gift from the garden.
Image courtesy of Viva Terra
More than any other holiday, Christmas is the perfect time to give plants to friends and family. Because when the hubbub of the holidays settles down and the garden is in hibernation mode, winter bulbs and other blooms are a great way to keep spring alive in everyone's hearts.
Here are a few that we wouldn't mind seeing Santa leave under our tree:
Mini Red Amaryllis Gift Set
Herb Terrarium Maker's Kit
Perfect for a desk or kitchen windowsill, this herb terrarium comes with potting soil, moss, perlite, basil or parsley seeds, granite pebbles and instructions plus gloves. $24; thegrommet.com
Wheat Grass Grow-athon
Made from reclaimed barn wood, this kit comes with everything you need. Just add water and you’ll have basil, dill, oregano cilantro, thyme and parsley in no time! Barnwood Planter Herb Garden Kit; wheatgrasskits.com
Bulbs in Wooden Box
This weathered wooden box with handles makes a rustic home for your choice of three amaryllis bulbs, 8 paperwhite bulbs or 3 premium amaryllis bulbs. $49.50 and up; longfield-gardens.com.