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Rosie O'Donnell on Christmas Eve in Texas
Rosie O’Donnell on Christmas Eve in Texas

“What do you want for Christmas?”

Do you get that deer in the headlights look when asked this question? As a doer, giver and caretaker of others, does it make you uncomfortable when asked “what do you want for Christmas?” As a mother, father, wife, husband, daughter, son, good neighbor, friend, and a care-taker of others even if during the year you’ve thought of things you want is it difficult for you to think of things you want and even harder to ask for them? Let me give you some ideas. Let’s reflect on the variety of things you can do as a rose gardener and this may give you some ideas of things you could ask for. 

Photography

Rose Cross | Rose Accessorizing

Rose Accessorizing

Bouquet of Roses | Flower Arranging
Bouquet of Roses | Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

The American Rose Society Judges Class Winners | ARS National Convention, New York, 2015
The American Rose Society Judges Class Winners | ARS National Convention, NY

Showing Roses

'Bonica' Beautiful prolific ever blooming shrub
‘Bonica’ Beautiful prolific ever blooming shrub

Extension of your interior design

'Betty Boop' Floribunda, a red-blend beauty that lasts and lasts in the rose garden
‘Betty Boop’ Floribunda, part of a collection of roses named after Hollywood Icons

Rose Collections

Gift Ideas for the Gardener

Rose Photographer: camera, camera equipment, lens, stabilizer,

Rose Accessorizing: Baskets, drying equipment, books on uses of rose petals, flower drying, how to make potpourri

Flower Arranger: Unusual vases, books on arranging, classes on flower arranging

Showing Roses: log onto www.rose.org and sign up for membership for either one year membership or call for availability for a trial membership for your loved one. There’s so much for members on showing roses for members online.

Extension of your interior design: Subscription to Gardening magazines, Books, books, books!

Jackson & Perkins Splendor Rose Duet #MyJPRoses
Jackson & Perkins Splendor Rose Duet #MyJPRoses

Rose Collections: Gift Certificates are always the perfect gift. They are available at most garden centers and right now Jackson & Perkins roses are available for pre-ordering if you see a little box by the rose.

 

 

Corona Garden Snips
Corona Garden Snips

Gardening Tools

Do you know anyone that has too many gardening tools?! No? Neither do I. They make a perfect gift for someone who loves rose gardening. And whatever tool you get from Corona Tools makes a wonderful gift. An especially wonderful gift also is an engraved tulip trowel from Dewit Garden Tools. DeWit makes some of the most beautiful and quality tools on the market. And oh my goodness, let’s not forget this seedkeeper kit. It is just amazing and it was created by entrepreneurs Carol & Kerrie, The Seedkeepers. I hope I’ve given you some ideas. I know it’s so hard to come up with ideas and even more difficult to ask for things but just maybe this will give you the gentle nudge you need to ask for some of the gardening items you really want but might have forgotten to write down through the year.

Seeds Started | DeWit Gardening Trowel | Seedkeeper Kit

 

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Engraved DeWit Tulip Trowel and Small Fork for Close Spaces

And last but not least gauntlets make a nice gift and one can never have too many gardening gloves! Happy Shopping for the gardeners on your list.

Bionic Gloves | Soft Durable | Comfortable
Bionic Gloves | Soft Durable | Comfortable
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