Your 2018 Gardener's Gift Guide
Carefully curated gifts for the garden lovers in your life.
For the Book Lover
You can't possibly go wrong with this; five star reviews, recommended by the Royal Horticulture Society, sold in all the best bookstores and botanical gardens: Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017) is suitable for beginners or experienced gardeners alike. I can even send you signed bookplates to include if you order soon! Just email me with your mailing address and tell me how many you need.
This may be called a magazine, but I can tell you Garden Design most definitely comes into the 'book' category in terms of quality, stunning photography, in depth articles and lack of advertisements. Order a subscription as a gift and you'll get FIVE issues for the cost of FOUR when you use this link or call (855) 624-5110 Monday – Friday, 8 – 5 PST and mention this offer.
For the Container Gardener
My brand new online course Container Gardening to Suit Your Style launches on December 4th and can be purchased as a gift for yourself or a friend! With over two hours of 'watch when you like' instruction, plant lists, resources and interaction with other students and myself in a private group, this is a fun way to gain confidence and improve your skills as a designer. Suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to professional.
Full details of this Garden Gate magazine course plus a video trailer can be found HERE. (Once you enter the basic email information you'll be taken to the purchase page where you have the option to purchase this as a gift).
And as a special gift to MY readers and subscribers, I'm giving you a 20% discount!! Just enter KCHAPMAN20 as a coupon code.
For the Urban Homesteader
We all know someone who keeps chickens, has bees, or grows vegetables – check out the many useful and fun gifts that Stumpdust has to offer. Honey pots, garden tools and chicken ornaments are just a few of these handcrafted gifts turned from salvaged wood in our very own barn here in Duvall, WA. Yes, that's right, the Stumpdust Santa is non other than my super-talented husband Andy. He has even agreed to offer friends of Le jardinet a special discount. Type the coupon code SANTA10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order of $75 or more. Coupon expires December 7th so don't wait too long!
For the Garden Photographer
As digital cameras have become easier to use and less expensive, more and more gardeners have discovered the delight of taking high quality photos of their gardens to create cards, e-books, wall art, or simply to share with friends.
A tripod is an indispensable piece of camera kit, enabling you not only to avoid camera shake, but also to take superior low-light shots and frame up the scene in a more deliberate way. I LOVE my lightweight, super-portable MeFoto RoadTrip tripod. It fits easily into my carry-on or can be strapped to my camera back pack, is sturdy enough to manage my 18-135mm lens, is fully adjustable AND even converts quickly into a monopod for those scenarios when there isn't room for a full tripod (think garden tours, narrow paths…). Lots of pretty colors too! Highly recommended and great value.
Congratulations – shopping complete! Time for a cup of tea and a warm mince pie.