What garden gifts did you get for Christmas?

peggy_hosta(z4 neSD)December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! (And for me, happy 51st birthday Dec 30th!)

What garden gifts did you receive? My youngest daughter (with my strong hinting) gave me a subscription to the Northern Gardener mag! I haven't subscribed for a few years and I miss it. Very informative mag.

Peggy

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dirtbert(z4)

Well Happy Birthday to you :)

I did get a pair of gardening gloves. they are the type with the rubber palm and fingers and fabric back. I usually don't wear gloves gardening but I'll give these a try. I really should wear gloves since I work in an office and my hands are usually stained with dirt most of the summer...LOL

That was it for gardening gear though, not typical, but I have already stocked up on seeds and potting mix so I guess I'm all set :)

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 9:30PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Although I never where gloves at home in the dirt, I have become a fan of those gloves with the rubber coated palms and fingers for work. They allow for maximum dexterity while keeping your hands dry in wet situations, along with the normal protection from . . . whatever.

No gardening gifts here. I did get my favorite tea: black currant.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 11:56PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Happy Birthday.

No garden gifts for me this year.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 8:58AM
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phyllis__mn

I got a lovely book about "The Garden in Winter" by Suzy Bales. I also have gift cards to use, come spring. I love gardening gifts.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 6:53PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

Hey there-
Happy Birthday Peggy!! 51 is a pretty big birthday! Congratulations!
Um- I did not get any garden related gifts this year from family- although I have been involved with a few exchanges and so I guess have given myself the gift of seeds and gardener friendships!
Zen Potter/Pauline will be hosting this years "Great MN Winter Blues Seed Swap" at her house on the 10th- It is a fun time to "garden" in winter by sharing seeds and other goodies. It will still be close enough to the holidays- so I guess you could give your self the garden gift you did not get- by coming and swappin' seeds and stories- and food too!
If you are free on the 10th- come on over! You are sure to leave with a few new treasures!

Julie

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 8:44PM
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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

Happy Birthday Peggy! I got a juicer from my kids, sort of indirectly garden related. It will certainly come in handy next summer in processing lots of garden goodies.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 11:02PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Happy birthday, Peggy.

DH gave me a "Perennials for Minnesota and Wiscosin" by Don Engebretson and Don Williamson. Great photos.

Also got lots of great seeds from participants in Julie's swap.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2008 at 12:38AM
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