Get ready to add a few more garden tools and supplies to your wishlist. Learn about five, smart garden gifts in this quick DIY Garden Minute podcast.

Christmas gifts that are smart



As a beginning gardener, wouldn’t it be helpful if you had access to a list of garden tools, products, and resources guaranteed to help in your garden maintenance tasks?

By choosing from a list of smart gardening products, you know that whatever you choose will be useful and will last. 

This quick podcast will introduce five garden gift ideas that are smart and useful for your garden. Add these items to your wishlist. Now.

This episode is perfect for a beginning gardener or new homeowner who wants to learn about smart, useful gift ideas that they may not have been aware of before.


Smart Garden Gifts

Below is our list of garden gift suggestions in no particular order. This is by no means a complete list, just a quick sampling from our article 12 Smart and Sustainable Garden Gifts for Beginning Gardeners.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about each of these five items (or the article for even more ideas).


1. Self-Watering Containers 

These are smarter because they help you keep your plants well hydrated where you only need to water them once every 2-4 weeks, in most cases. They have an easy to fill hole at the top of the container, a drain at the bottom, are sealed so they don’t make a mess, and keep plant roots hydrated with bottom-up water soil capillary movement.




2. Dramm Watering Wand

These wands are smart because of all the different options on the wand nozzle, it’s sturdy, aluminum construction, and the durable nozzle end. Plus, they come in many brite fun colors. You get to personalize this gift with a great color; orange, red, yellow, purple, blue, or green.! Check them out!





3. Tumbling Composter

This compost tumbler is smart because you can lower your food and kitchen waist to turn into usable nutrient-rich compost to add back to your own garden. Pretty sweet! Reduce your waste and make your garden healthier! Plus this compost tumbler is on its own stand, and fits in smaller areas.





4. Container Gardening Complete: Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces – by Jessica Walliser

Jessica’s book is smart because we are ALL learning how to do more with less, including gardening space. Learn how to utilize your garden space efficiently and keep your plants beautiful with the ideas and processes in this book. Written by Jessica Walliser.






5. True Leaf Market Gift Certificates 

  1. These gift certificates are smart because True Leaf is a holistic, non-gmo seed and product online retailer with great products where all seeds are unconditionally guaranteed for 30-days and all non-seed products are backed up with a 30-day money back guarantee. All seeds are from non-GMO sources, and the gift certificate lets your giftee choose exactly what they want.








Plant Care Books 

If you’re looking for further educational resources about all types of perennials, these books below are great educational references!

The first book is our new eBook which we’re so excited to show you! The two books below that can be found on Amazon at the links below.

Four-Season Gardening

If you want to create a four-season garden featuring specific, beautiful plants that bloom during specific seasons, look no further than our new book!

In Four-Season Gardening, we’ll teach you plant care tips for 15 seasonal plants and seasonal gardening tricks that could be the difference between a thriving garden and a ho-hum garden. Check it out!

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

This is a great reference guide for tons of plants from the American Horticultural Society.

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

This book has stunning images, how-tos, and planting information to grow your own cutting garden.

Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this fall, click here to find what you need!



Conclusion for Garden Gifts

Whether you choose to clean up your garden in a more traditional way or more natural, either method of garden clean up is just fine.

There is no right or wrong way for you to proceed. You can pick whichever way makes the most sense to you.

Now we want to hear from you!

What other questions do you have about your fall or winter clean up? Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!




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Learn about five, smart garden gifts for your holiday wishlist in this quick DIY Garden Minute podcast.


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