12 Gifts for Green Thumbs
Over the past week or so, I have been trying to convince my husband instead of buying a Christmas tree which will only be honored to get a couple of brief months, we should devote our $50 on a massive jade plant we can enjoy for many years to come. Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s fun to package and venture off into a tree farm in the country. Walking the acres upon acres with a big gangly saw in the ready reminds me of household trips to the plantation. Nevertheless, when it comes down to this, I only need a plant which will stick around.
I have not yet succeeded in my pursuit of a tree-less Christmas, so I have moved my energy toward other thoughts within precisely the exact same realm. I’ve a lot of horticulture-loving buddies who would be utterly smitten with a new plant, but just handing one over in the store seems kind of dull. With that in mind, here are entertaining gifts for your plant-loving friends.
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My guess is that if your friends enjoy interior design, decorating or architecture in general, they’ll be skipping around on cloud nine if you give them a terrarium filled with plants. Some frequent terrarium plantings comprise infant’s tears, Scottish moss, button ferns and creeping fig.
This smart and trendy wall hanging was made with my longtime online friend, Renee Garner. She used an old soda cage along with a few other simple substances to house an assortment of succulents.
You can see the entire DIY over at Modish.
Erin Lang Norris
I picked this up candle holder to get a few bucks a couple of years ago and paired it with a cutting in my massive spider plant. I created a sack with two layers of plastic wrap to keep the soil from falling out of the holes. The candle holder may be used for its intended purpose when the plant outgrows it.
Live Rabbit Foot Fern – $24
With a small piece of burlap and a brief length of ribbon, you can make the plant you are giving look rustic and merry.
This specific plant is a rabbit foot fern, which gets its name from the roots which begin to grow out from the top of the kettle and resemble rabbit feet. Most ferns require higher degrees of humidity, but this one can generally eliminate whatever variety falls within the home. This fern thrives in moist soil and needs to be watered almost daily.
Erin Lang Norris
I have experienced this rubber tree for about a year now. I think I paid about $3 for this. The clay planter is from IKEA. I wrapped a belt which I obtained from Fossil round the kettle and called it a day. I like the thought of incorporating another present with the plant.
Erin Lang Norris
Pulling from precisely the exact same notion of wrapping the planter with a belt, then I shot a couple of scarves and slung them about a kettle from IKEA that retains an umbrella tree.
Hint: if you’re doing something similar, you might choose to use a couple of bits of brushed duct tape to keep the scarves from slipping down.
Glass Garden Globe – $29.95
These blown-glass ornaments filled with a couple of pebbles and an air plant add a place of whimsy to any space. Displayed in clusters or on their own, these seem easy enough to make in massive amounts and are ready for giving right away. You can acquire ordinary glass decorations at craft stores along with the pebbles a couple of aisles away, or you’ll be able to buy a set of decorations with holes in them from CB2. A fast stop in your regional nursery can supply you with plants, and a batch can be composed in about an hour. I’m guessing that every one would cost anywhere from $6 to $10 total.
Hint: If you purchase plain glass decorations, make sure you acquire smaller atmosphere plants to fit into the hole at the top and use a skewer to nudge items into place.
White Phalaenopsis Orchid – $52.99
This phalaenopsis orchid looks so pretty on its own it does not need accessories. There’s a frequent misconception that orchids are hard to care for, but they are really quite easy to keep alive.
Three Mini Red and White Spotted Mushrooms – $9
I have always been under the impression that each fun girl can appreciate a fungi, and these are particularly charming. OK, sorry for this terrible pun, but a few of these mushrooms grouped into a small huddle at the bottom of a plant are cheery and surprising.
Rustic Wood Garden Pot – $12
These tiny wooden garden pots resemble mini wine barrel planters, and would look great lined up on the windowsill or corralled in a tray on the dining table. I think that they’re perfect to give along with a package of seeds and a small bag of dirt.
Glass House Cloche – $98
Traditionally, the garden cloches are utilized outdoors to protect small plants from the harsh winter frost, but I like the notion of seeing one of these centered on a dining room table.
Terrarium Craft: Produce 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds – $18.95
Consider buying this paperback for your loved ones green-thumbed pal. I skimmed through it and enjoyed the beautiful photographs alongside notions for creating those magical worlds.
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50 Gifts Under $50