Need a unique gift for a gardener? Want that special gardening gift that someone will love? We have a great, broad and unique set of gardening gifts to delight any gardener on the planet. From Hori Hori Garden Tools to Garden Snips, Scissors and Secateurs, Pruners, Aprons, Garden Tool Sets and more. The best part? We use what we sell on our 2 acre flower farm to produce beautiful flowers. Here are some of our categories:
Ok, I have to admit, when I first used them out in our fields, I felt kind of funny. It’s like bringing a steak knife out to do cut lavender, right? Were they really up to the demands of the flower farm? We decided to evaluate a bunch of different garden scissors to find a set of these so called garden secateurs to see which ones we would put in our gardening tools section of our store. We used them to snip, cut, and prune. We ended up with a stainless steel garden snip that had a smooth action, was light and had nice small handles. Why stainless? Other garden scissors we tested (the black metal ones), rusted when they got wet, and became stiff, and did not fare well in the garden and farm environment. We love these scissors, for the following reasons:
They are beautiful. You have to look stylish when out and about 😉
The scissors are easy to hold and manipulate. When out in the fields, you need to be able to maneuver and snip at odd angles.
They are light. If you spend hours in the garden clipping, your hands can get tired from using the wrong, heavy garden pruners.
They remain sharp. Stainless steel scissors don’t rust and remain sharp even after snipping flower after flower, or stem after stem.
They fit perfectly in our apron. What good are garden pruner/snips if you can’t have them with you all the time. They fit perfectly in our garden apron.
If your like me, you struggle every year with finding that great, perfect gift for Mom on Mother’s Day. But have you overlooked gardening gifts for Mom as a great option? It seems that every Mom on the planet has a partial green thumb, loves flowers, or would appreciate a kind, thoughtful gift. Here is our list of winners for this year:
Garden Apron – if Mom loves to be outdoors, is an avid planter, or just likes to keep her clothes tidy while she is out and about in the flower or vegetable garden, this is the gift for her. This is one of the most popular items in our store, and a gift any mother would love, and is tops on our Gardening Gift for Mom list.
Hor Hori Garden Tool – ok, ok, most of you are saying, “A tool for Mom?”. This is no ordinary tool, and its really a Swiss Army knife in the garden. Its a trowel, weeder, pruner, saw, propagator and planter all in one. Our Hori Hori is beautiful rosewood and stainless steel, light and will be a joy for any mother as a garden gift.
Garden Kneeler – let’s face it, real gardener’s get down and dirty, and wet soil and dirt can ruin clothes. A garden kneeler provides a comfortable and waterproof kneeling surface for Mom as she goes about her gardening chores.
Dibber – The garden dibber or dibble is the most simple garden tool for Mom there is. It has been used for centuries to plant seeds and bulbs, and is a great tool for Mom to have out in the garden. A great gift for Mother’s who garden.
This is just a short and sweet list of ideas for those gardening Moms and Mothers. Check out our online store for more ideas and combinations. Happy Mother’s Day!!
There are a lot of poor quality florist’s aprons out there in the market, and when arranging flowers in a shop or in the field, the flower trade can be demanding: dirt, water, coffee ;). A high quality apron can be a decent investment, and you want it to last, protect your clothing and most of all make your duties easy by having what you need easily accessible. Here are our requirements that every florist or flow arranger should use when shopping for that shop apron that will provide years of use, and look stylish:
A good florists apron material is waxed canvas. It has to be of significant weight material (they call it heavy), and treated so it shuns water.
Linen aprons are fun and fashionable, but soak up water and rip over time (no pocket strength).
There should be ample apron pocket space, and they need to be arranged well: a place for snips, scissors, tools and your phone!
Main pockets should be double stitched for strength and durability in the florist’s apron.
There should be a towel holder on the apron for a quick drying of hands or rapid cleanup.
Smock Straps should cross in the back to distribute the load and be comfortable.
It should be easily adjustable.
A good apron will cost you between $30 and $50, and you get what you pay for! We offer an affordable, high quality florist’s apron that will last years and the best part is, its what we wear on the farm and while arranging!
As I work on the farm and garden daily, I don’t go anywhere without my Hori Hori Knife and Tool. I find new uses for my this Japanese Gardener’s Tool every day. I carry it every where I go, and like to have it handy for all types of chores, and it saves me trips back to the garden shed. Either on my gardener’s belt or in my gardener’s/florists apron, it is always ready for action or any chore I can sum up. There are many known uses, but I thought I would create a list of expanded uses for this great garden tool i have found over the years:
As its namesake describes, it is great for digging with its concave Hori Hori Samurai-like blade.
It can be used as a quick soil aerating tool to get oxygen to a plants roots and surrounding soil.
The Hori Hori blade is great for getting weeds at their roots, and with a flick of the wrist can get them root and all.
The serrated blade is great for cutting through stubborn roots, and root balls.
The Hori Hori works quite well as a pruning device for small branches or as a small saw for larger branches.
It works great as a marker stake, and with a hole in the handle, and some string, it makes garden marking easy. You can also use it for planting rows as a line reference.
I use it as a propagation tool to cut through large root balls and separate.
The Hori Hori Knife edge cuts through landscape fabric quite well and makes cutting X’s simple.
Opening bags of soil and amendments can be done quickly with the sharp Hori blade
The sharp blade can help in harvesting flowers or vegetables.
It’s great for cutting through irrigation tubing
No matter your use, buy the Best Hori Hori you possible can and use it throughout the garden or farm to make your chores a breeze. Just be careful! The blade is sharp!
So how do you buy the perfect unique gardening gift for the female/woman gardener in your life? Quality gardening gifts for women can be hard to find in today’s marketplace. In order to find that perfect gift, that one that will please a female gardener, you need to identify what type of gardener they are, or how they approach their time in the garden. Over my lifetime, I have put the women gardeners I have met into three different gardening categories (by the way, the men fit into the same exact ones!):
The Serious Woman Gardener – not afraid to get dirt under her nails. She uses any garden weapon or tool. Plants relentlessly, and constantly changes her landscape. Will go at it with or without gloves. This gal will love anything gardening related, but will especially love garden tool sets, the Hori Hori or a gardening apron.
The Casual Woman Gardener – loves the outdoors and gardening. Lives for the stress free feel of the garden. Has others do the heavy labor, but does get dirty on occasion (my wife ;)). Occasionally plants and pots, content with pruning roses and doing light work. So any item that makes her gardening experience more pleasurable would be a great gift. Try stainless garden scissors, a great garden gift for the casual gardener. Would love one of our gardening gift boxes for women.
The Flower Lover – hands off with the exception of cutting flowers in the garden. Not a dirt lover like the serious gardener, but has a passion for the beauty and variety of plants. Garden snips or a gardening apron to protect clothing would be a great gift for this type. Mostly this woman gardener has an affinity for flower gardening, but she loves farm to table.
The Dreamer and Planner – Are you buying a gift for a creative soul? Gifts for female gardeners that are creative, and like to see their plans and dreams come to fruition typically treasure certain types of gardening gifts. A garden journal for her, or perhaps copper garden markers, will be gifts she will love.
The Garden Journal is a great gift for any gardener
So, I am certainly not saying that one remains in their category over a lifetime, and most drift in and out of different phases, like life in general. So how do you provide a long lasting gift for that special gardening woman that will last and provide years of use out in the garden?
Here are our recommendations for that unique gardening gift for any woman:
The Garden Journal (Diary) – gardening is a creative endeavor, and like an artist puts paint to canvas, writing in a garden journal can be a lovely experience. This is a special gift for any gardening woman, especially a fine leather garden journal.
The Gardening Apron – a unique, high quality gardening apron is appreciated by all, and will last years. We recommend a heavy grade cotton canvas with ample pocket space and adjustable size.
Hori Hori Garden Tool– for the serious female gardener, this Japanese garden tool has been used for centuries to cut, dig and scoop in gardens across the world. Hori Hori means dig in Japanese, and a gardener that receives this gift will do just that.
Gardening Tool Sets for Ladies – Nothing is better than a fine set of garden tools for the lady in your life. Our tool sets are perfect for women, and are made from quality materials to last.
Copper Garden Markers – Nothing adds more oomph to the garden than a touch of copper. Any female gardener would love this perfect gift for organizing and labeling the garden. We carry a great set of 30 quality copper garden markers.
This is just a short list, check out all our unique Garden Gifts for Females and Men in our gardening gift shop. The lady gardener will love anything you find!