Garden Media's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
As the days get shorter and the mornings get colder, the young and young-at-heart begin dreaming up holiday wish lists. This year, an incredible 16 million Americans took up gardening. So this holiday season, Christmas trees need to get ready to share the spotlight – plants of all shapes and sizes will be making spirits bright!
“The garden industry has never seen a level of demand like 2020,” says Garden Media Group president Katie Dubow. “With more time at home, people are drawn to the beauty of nature, and they are bringing it into their homes, backyards, and patios.”
Wondering what to get for the plant parent, master gardener, or green-thumbed guru on your list?
Here are our top picks for the best gardening gifts of 2020:
1) A wintertime classic for a new generation
Now more than ever, we know how precious our friends and family are. This holiday season, share the living gift of Amaryllis bulbs. These magnificent bulbs bloom for weeks on end, brightening the lives of everyone you share them with. And, if you can’t be with the ones you love, they’ll act as a reminder that they are thought of and cared for. Let Flowerbulbs.com be your resource for helpful hints and design inspiration.
2) Perfect for small spaces
The new folding watering can and collapsible bucket from Centurion were created with storage and mobility in mind. Their heavy-duty non-porous silicone offers superior strength. The foldable and detachable parts make them easy to use in any space. Whether you are working with a small container garden or a large backyard operation, these products work with every kind of project and space.
3) Container-ready colorful camellia
When fall arrives and the search for ruby red plants begins, some think of boisterous hollies or bold poinsettias. We love the gorgeous double-blooms of the Bella Rouge Camellia from the Southern Living® Plant Collection. Compact, colorful and bursting with red blooms, the Bella Rouge Camellia’s evergreen leaves provide a rich emerald backdrop year-round. Its delicate cut flowers make for a stunning tabletop arrangement.
4) Living seasonal décor with contemporary chic design
Holiday houseplants instantly liven up any space and spread joy. They make great gifts and remind loved ones you care, even when you can’t be there. This year Plants.com has five fantastic plants to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home. The classics are back and better than ever, such as poinsettias, Christmas cactus, and small-space trees. Or, choose new exclusive offerings such as the succulent terrarium and a Rosemary Tree to spice up your décor, literally.
Garden gifts to warm the heart and green the earth:
Protect Southern California’s National Forests—A gift of just $25 helps provide critical restoration and mitigation work in the aftermath of California’s devastating 2020 wildfires.
Spread the magic of flowers with a donation to Random Acts of Flowers. Their volunteers create cheerful arrangements with gently-used flowers from weddings and special events, then deliver them to hospitals and nursing homes.
From children’s gardens to horticultural therapy and conservation, a donation to a botanical garden supports plants and so much more. Find your nearest public garden here—and then go visit!
How about kicking off the new year with a new skill? Longwood Gardens offers online classes in flower arranging, vegetable gardening, and a host of other fascinating topics. These classes with Longwood’s acclaimed experts can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of home.
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