Perfect Father’s Day Picks for Nature Lovers

Perfect Father’s Day Picks for Nature Lovers

Thursday, June 1, 2017


This Father’s Day, forget ties and socks. Go green and buy dad a gift for the great outdoors. Dads are naturals at helping things grow, so celebrate them with these five unique garden gift ideas:

1. Plant a Native Tree: Plant a tree in dad’s name for a gift that will keep giving for generations to come. Along with their beauty, trees provide endless benefits to people.  Spending time around trees has been proven to improve physical and mental health. Trees can also save dad money by reducing energy bills.

Check with your local arborist to learn which trees are best for your region. The professionals at The Davey Tree Expert Company can help ensure dad’s new tree lives a long time.

2. Professional Loppers: For the dad who loves to be out in the garden, these loppers from White Flower Farm will be his new tool of choice when cutting small trees and plant branches. These German crafted loppers have high-grade aluminum handles with rugged rubber grips and hand guards for ease of use. Plus, the steel blades open and close with minimal effort.

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3. Plants of Steel: Need a foolproof gift for Father’s Day? Pick up a hard-to-kill plant for dad from the Plants of Steel Collection from Costa Farms! He won’t need superhuman strength to keep this indoor greenery alive. And caring for these green superheroes is simple and easy. Plus, you’ll have five low-maintenance varieties to choose from to fit your dad’s personal style.

 Available at your local grocery store or garden retailer.

4. Vibrant, Edible, Compact Plants: Give the gift of delicious summer fruit and choose one of the new edible berry plants from Bushel and Berry™. Dad will love these ornamental shrubs for a number of reasons — they provide healthy, homegrown food and their beautiful foliage adds color to the garden throughout the seasons. With flowers starting in the spring, colorful berries popping up in the summer and stunning color lasting into the fall, dad can enjoy this gift long after the holiday is over.

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5. Start! Bloom! Grow!: Make dad’s life easier for months to come with Espoma’s new line of liquid organic plant food, Start!, Bloom! and Grow! Made with natural ingredients, it's safe and healthy for plants, vegetables, and also around kids and pets. Plus, fertilizing couldn’t get any easier with the new, innovative Easy Dose cap.

Check your local garden center for availability.

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