Best Gifts for Gardeners, Handpicked by an Expert Gardener

They’re the ones who arrange for chicken sitters the way other people arrange for dog sitters. They avoid taking vacations in summer when their gardens are going off. They give away jam made from fruit they’ve grown, and foist massive zucchinis on anyone who will take them.

So it goes without saying that a backyard farmer—whether it’s a friend, a neighbor, or a coworker—is someone good to know!

Say thank you for all those zucchinis they keep giving you (and get on their radar when they have a glut of juicy heirloom tomatoes to share next summer) by sending one of these thoughtful gifts they’ll love.

The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook


These are the kinds of easy and approachable recipes you won’t find anywhere else, with delicious tips and inventive uses for all the odds and ends of plants you never knew you could eat.


Improved Semi-Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree

I’m always a fan of edible gifts (because I know they’ll actually get used!) and this is an edible gift that keeps on giving.


Sun Printing Kit With Dish Towel

This crafting kit uses only the sun and water to create a photographic print of a plant specimen from your own yard, right onto a dish towel.


Iron Watering Can

I’m always on the lookout for a modern and minimalist watering can I can keep indoors for houseplants, and this one fits the bill perfectly!


Coconut Fiber Dog Planter

These adorable planters light me up every time I see them, and I think they’re a really fun gift for any quirky plant (and dog) loving friend. 

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