Gifts for gardeners

If you're searching for the perfect present for someone whose passion is digging in the dirt, here are some suggestions:

*Tools, such as a new pair of pruners, or a stainless-steel trowel. Package them with a tool belt that has an extra pocket for a portable phone.

*Plants: fruit trees, shade trees, a potted orchid, tough houseplants such as a cactus or sansevieria (snake plant). A nice addition: a self-watering houseplant pot.

*A truckload of compost or topsoil or a 40-pound bag of cocoa-shell mulch.

*Garden clogs that keep the feet comfy and mud-free.

*Rain gauge or minimum-maximum thermometer.

*An arbor, trellis, or arch.

*Yard art.

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