Every year, Northern Gardener works with some of the most savvy, on-trend buyers in Minnesota’s garden industry to come up with a list of gifts for gardeners. Now that the turkey is been digested, here are a few of things we recommend. (Watch for more gift ideas over the next few days, or check out the November/December issue of Northern Gardener for the complete list.)
Recycled glass becomes vases and bird feeders when Couronne Company gets hold of it. Eco Gardens carries the vases in assorted colors and clear glass. They’re perfect for a sprig of holly or paperwhites during the holiday season. $5.99-$19.99. Available at Eco Gardens, 600 Division St. S., Northfield; 507-645-7078.
Treat visiting songbirds to Jules Loft Edible Garden Art for Birds. The three-dimensional designs are solid seed. Handmade in Waconia, the designs reflect nature’s beauty and feature organic golden safflower. $16-$28. Available at Prairie Restorations, Inc., 31646 128th St., Princeton, 763-631-9458; 21120 Ozark Court N., Scandia, 651-433-1437.
Spend some holiday time in Christmas Past with Mr. and Mrs. Santa, who are straight out of a Victorian Christmas card. The pair will be at Terra Garden Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re enjoying holiday treats or taking photos with the duo, have Terra’s Decoration Station make you a wreath or spruce pot. $25-$60. Available at Terra Garden Center, 20230 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville; 952-469-3506.