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Continued: Gift ideas for gardeners

  • Article by: KATHY VAN MULLEKOM , Newport News Daily Press
  • Last update: December 10, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Stylish composter: The Green Cycler is a clean, odorless kitchen countertop solution that turns kitchen scraps into “black gold” for the garden in a matter of days rather than weeks and months, $99-$139. www.thegreencycler.com or 1-855-432-6866.

 

Holiday happiness: The bird seed wreath is perfect as a holiday treat for back-yard birds. Made of black oil sunflower seeds, peanuts, colored safflower and red millet, this 8-inch wreath weighs a hearty 2 pounds, $19.99. National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org or 1-800-822-9919.

Welcome everyone: A whimsical “Welcome to my garden” plaque makes visitors at home. Handcrafted from 100 percent recycled aluminum and made in the USA, the sign measures 12 by 7 inches, ground stake included; two to four weeks for delivery, $39.99. National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org or 1-800-822-9919.

Fine feeder: Turn your fruit feeder into a piece of artwork for your back yard. This heavyweight copper feeder holds two fruits, such as apples, and gives the birds a place to perch, $29.99. National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org or 1-800-822-9919.

 

Mason jar magic: The Perky-Pet Mason Jar Collection brings rustic chic to any outdoor space. The three styles include a wild bird feeder, hummingbird feeder and wild bird waterer, $17.95-$19.95; www.birdfeeders.com or 1-855-PERKY-PET.

DIY goodie: NativeCast’s eco-concrete container is perfect for crafters, DIY lovers, party favors, crafty kids and stocking stuffers. The kit includes NativeCast’s custom eco-concrete mix, a mold, organic potting soil and herb seeds, $15-$35 and up; www.nativecast.com.

Living art: Topiaries created with moss and succulents are living art that delights anyone who loves animals and wildlife. From a life-size bullfrog to a full-size giraffe, Gardens by Teresa in Yorktown, Va., can create it. Her online gardening shop also features handcrafted wire topiary frames that look nice on their own; custom topiary orders accepted; www.gardensbyteresa.com or 1-757-532-0080.































 

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