Want to put your garden to work? Here are some fun garden gift ideas!
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I absolutely love my garden and spend a lot of time planting, watering and weeding it. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes I’m not. I’ve found that I am far better at fruit and flower gardening than I am at vegetable gardening, but I moved my vegetables into my Garden Tower 2 this year to make more space for fruit in the yard. I’m working towards my goal of turning my 1/4 acre yard into more of an orchard. It’s too expensive here to move to the 4 acre property that I want ($700k+ with $10k in property taxes, yikes), but I’ve been reading up on creating fruit guilds as a way to make permaculture an option for smaller properties like ours.
This year was the first year that I really made good use of my garden. I started cutting flowers to make arrangements for my table and used some of my extra plants to make planters as teacher gifts at the end of the year. It was eye opening for me to realize that my garden could be so much more than just something pretty to look at when I’m outside. If you love gardening, but don’t put your garden to use then you’re missing out on a golden opportunity.
Here are some fun ways that you can make your garden work for you! I’ve been focusing a lot on edible gardening in the past few years, but everything from edibles to flowers can be used to make cute or helpful gifts for friends and family!
Gifts Made with Herbs from Your Garden
Rosemary Lemon Bath Salts: If you have a prolific herb garden, make some rosemary lemon bath salts.
Rosemary and lemon infused olive oil would make an amazing gift in a pretty jar!
This mint extract is so easy to make!
Gifts Made from Fruits from Your Orchard
This blackberry jam would be a delicious gift!
Or you could make this apricot jam!
This wild plum jam is beautiful in those glass jars!
Easy Homemade Fig Jam… yum!
Elderberry Cordial: Doesn’t this summery drink look delicious?!
Gifts Make from Vegetables from Your Garden
Whip this broccoli pesto up in your food processor…
Salda verde is another great option!
These pickled tomatoes might be too pretty to eat:
Gifts Made from Garden Flowers
This rose sugar scrub is so pretty I could cry…
Make these beautiful planters with the flowers from your garden!
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