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Post  trustinhart on 9/13/2010, 5:53 pm

What is the most thoughtful gardening gift have you ever received?

My daughter went to the Virginia Tech family farm day in Nottoway County on Saturday. They had qute a few animal exhibits. And she brought me a BAG OF ALPACA POO hyper for my compost pile. I was tickled pink. She could have brought me anything, but she was really thinking of me at the time. Take a minute and share...
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Post  acara on 9/13/2010, 8:04 pm

Financing, grants & endowments are always my favorite ...


Secondary only to conscript labor Rolling Eyes
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Post  boffer on 9/13/2010, 8:39 pm

@trustinhart wrote:... And she brought me a BAG OF ALPACA POO hyper for my compost pile. I was tickled pink.....



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My BIL gave me some Brandywine starts last year. I had never heard of them, but they have become my BFF tomato!

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Post  Ha-v-v on 9/13/2010, 8:43 pm

My neighbor gave me a flourdaqueen peach tree!!!!!
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Post  middlemamma on 9/13/2010, 8:58 pm

My hubby gave me my garden.... flower
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Post  junequilt on 9/13/2010, 9:04 pm

DH got us a new chipper-shredder this year after the old one wheezed its last breath. To be honest, the old one was a better shredder -- man, it could reduce stuff to atomic components! -- but hopefully this one will be a little more reliable. The old one spent more time in the shop than it did shredding!
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Post  Chopper on 9/13/2010, 10:44 pm

My daughter and SIL gave me two types of hand held clippers. I really needed them and they are my most used tool. They were so dang happy to see me finally interested in SOMETHING. Like middlemamma - the garden saved me. And the clippers are saving the garden. Smile
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Post  LaFee on 9/14/2010, 1:17 am

I was once given a pair of long goatskin gardening gloves with gauntlets that went almost to my elbows, designed for rose gardening (I lost one in the move...snif) -- they're fantastically soft, wear like iron, and don't feel clumsy.

I'm looking for a new pair for me, and another pair to send to my M-I-L, who goes through a jillion pairs of rubberized cotton gloves every summer.
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Post  junequilt on 9/14/2010, 6:23 pm

Does anyone have gloves made by Womanswork? I've known of the company for years but never got around to buying from them.
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Post  pattipan on 9/14/2010, 7:43 pm

My hubby made me this pallet potting bench. What a back saver it has been!

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Post  quiltbea on 9/14/2010, 11:28 pm

My son built my 9 raised beds so I could begin gardening.
Then he and his wife bought 6 cu yards of garden loam to get the beds started.
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Post  Megan on 9/15/2010, 8:18 pm

My husband rototilled for me, even though he absolutely hates any sort of yard work. (Yes, my boxes are dug in.) Then he cut the landscaping timbers, drilled holes in them and staked them down, spread landscaping fabric and tacked that down. He built my high-rise boxes for me, and cut the rebar and conduit when I asked him. Also, when he saw my bottle of neem oil and the little squirt bottle, he bought a serious hand-pumped wand sprayer, and even did some spraying.

Could I have done all that? Yes. Did he want to be He-Man, despite hating yardwork? YES! Bless him! cheers Of course, now he doesn't have to mow the lawn anymore....
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Post  camprn on 9/15/2010, 9:12 pm

I'm still waiting impatient woman Pictures, Images and Photos
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Post  trustinhart on 9/15/2010, 10:01 pm

Camprn: rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

I'm sorry you're still waiting, but that emoticon said it all!!!
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Post  Wyldflower on 9/15/2010, 11:55 pm

Camprn..... you aren't alone...

... of course it would help if I had a SO to do the gifting.... oh well - I 'll buy myself gifts!
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Post  Old Hippie on 9/16/2010, 10:16 pm

My DH bought me a beautiful garden spade and digging fork from Lee Valley Tools. I love them and use them all the time. They are balanced so well that they are very comfortable to use.

My daughter also gave me a beautiful garden journal from Lee Valley Tools as well. Awesome gifts, both of them.

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Post  martha on 9/16/2010, 10:38 pm

Just wanna say that I haven't read the responses yet. I am thinking of printing this thread without reading it, and giving it to DH in case he needs any ideas for gift giving occasions!





Sigh. I can't do it. I'm going to read the responses now!
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Post  happyfrog on 12/6/2010, 5:12 am

this was really enjoyable to read all the threads!!! Smile

my favorite gardening gift is when 2 years ago, during a monthly budget meeting, and i broached the subject of garden funds, my husband offered to give up his 'game'money - and did! and since then, that's where my funds for garden expenses has come from. bless his heart! Smile

the garden has turned out to be a financial gain for our household as well as a great way to teach my children core education subjects and additionally, a really fun hobby for me. Smile I always dislike 'costing' the household anything so this has been a real win win for us. Smile

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Post  PeggyC on 1/18/2011, 11:33 pm

My mom and dad (mom really) has always given me the funkiest gifts. I've gotta admit that like her, I'm not the best gift giver. This past Christmas though, she blew me away. When she had come to visit she noticed that I saved my coffee grounds by setting the paper filter full of them on the back of the sink till I was ready to go outside. High Class!! So she gave me a stainless steel, filtered, kitchen compost bin. I've wanted one for a few years but am too cheap to buy it for myself. Now I don't have to waste freezer space to keep all those apple cores and potato peels waiting to go out back.
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Post  kimbertangleknot on 1/19/2011, 12:17 pm

My most thoughtful gift as of right now, is all the thought that I put into it.
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Post  miinva on 1/19/2011, 1:01 pm

My husband gives me the gift of generosity by saying, "Go ahead...", every time I find some new variety I want to try, not to mention all of the physical labor he puts into making the boxes, mixing the Mel's Mix, and replenishing the compost. He also bought me a wonderful little book called Trowel and Error by Sharon Lovejoy that really helped me to see the wonder of gardening when I was feeling overwhelmed in the very beginning. She also has a wonderful book called Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars: Grandma's Bag of Tricks that is full of meaningful ways to connect with children. I'm going to try some of them with my son!

Non-gardening but related, recently my husband ordered me the two Bread in 5 Minutes books by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois, and he ordered me the storage containers for the master dough too. It was a very thoughtful thing to do, done by someone who is much more logical than thoughtful Smile
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Post  Lavender Debs on 1/20/2011, 8:27 am

For Valentine's Day I got a truck load of composted bull... er, steer manure and help spreading it.

Deborah...seriously, it was just what I wanted!
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Post  Goosegirl on 2/16/2011, 9:39 pm

@Wyldflower wrote:Camprn..... you aren't alone...

... of course it would help if I had a SO to do the gifting.... oh well - I 'll buy myself gifts!

[SIGH] I also know the loneliness of still waiting....hubby thinks I am nuts for digging in the dirt, so I too buy my own gifts! Very Happy

And buy I do............ tongue
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 2/17/2011, 9:10 pm

My husband knows me too well. This winter, he hired a contractor to put a deer/elk fence around the garden, with industrial strength gates. THEN, he constructed two raised beds for me! Is this guy a winner or what? Nonna, St. Helens, OR
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Post  duhh on 2/17/2011, 10:45 pm

I had a client give me one of those foam kneeling mats. Love it! I would have never bought one for myself. Now I will always have one!
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