A collection of tropical plants in 2-to-3-inch pots can be a great holiday gift that could spark a budding gardener. Teach them well. ANDREW MESSINGER
For older kids, a collection of cacti in small pots can be a great gift. Instruct them that they need lots of light, they do flower and the spines can be very painful so care is needed in their handling.
Every gardener should have a garden trowel (left) that won’t bend or break and will last for years. On the right is a T-style garden dibble or dibbler that comes in handy during spring and fall planting times.
Ed Rosenthal’s definitive book on marijuana cultivation. Rosenthal has been at the forefront of the legalization effort as well as documenting the best growing and processing methods.
The Connecticut Gardener is totally relevant for East End gardeners and is one of the finest gardening magazines available. Note the quote under the name, “Because gardener’s never stop learning.” So very, very true. A great gift that will keep on giving.
A weather station can be a gardener’s or wannabe meteorologist’s best friend. The device at the top of the gray pole is the totally self-contained Tempest model. To its right is the Vantage Pro 2 with its mechanical anemometer on the left. Both are solar powered and transmit wirelessly to an receiver that’s indoors. The Tempest has a lightening detector that will send alerts to a cellphone when lightening strikes occur within 25 miles.
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