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Gifts for the Gardener

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It always feels great to find a gift that feels just right for the recipient. The gardener in your life will appreciate a locally sourced gift to support his or her passion.

On a recent visit to In Season on Alpine Avenue, I spotted a beautiful assortment of pots of all sizes. Pair one of these with some new gardening gloves, a trowel and a couple of packages of spring-blooming bulbs for a gift that is sure to bring joy. In Season has a wonderful selection of heirloom-quality garden tools from DeWit®. Tools for every garden task are beautifully crafted by the fifth generation of this family-owned company from Holland. You could also treat your gardener to a new sprayer. They come in a fun variety of colors, so they won’t get lost in the flower beds, and adjust from a powerful spray to a fine mist. Stuff the gardener’s stocking with seed packets for a riot of spring color, or tuck in a seed ball from Wild Jules to cultivate native wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects to the garden. Visit In Season at 215 E. Alpine Avenue in Stockton.

Down the road a bit at With Garden Flair on Pacific Avenue, I found more unique gifts for the garden lover. Indulge that special person with the gift of beautiful melody at each delicate breeze. Wind chimes from Shenandoah Melodies come in sizes from petite to grand, each one precisely tuned to a musical scale. Listen and be transported to a world of gentle streams and lofty mountains. These wind chimes are made in the U.S.A. and available in a variety of finishes to complement any garden decor. You can also bring beauty and serenity to a garden space with a lovely piece of garden statuary. These come in every size imaginable and in moods that range from whimsical to serene. Or how about a beautiful coffee table book on garden design to inspire and savor? With Garden Flair will be happy to wrap one up for your lucky gardener.

Further north, at Delta Tree Farm on North Lower Sacramento Road, I was excited to find a wide assortment of ready-to-gift roses and trees, knowing that these living gifts will bring joy for years and years to come. The helpful and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in choosing the perfect one for the gardener on your list. Custom potting and delivery are available at Alpine Nursery. Does your gardener collect succulents? You can add a couple of new ones to their collection. Or for a grand gesture, delight someone with a stunning water feature to add soothing water sounds to their garden haven.

Still looking for that perfect present? Stop in at Silveria’s Flowers and Gifts in Lincoln Center. Choose from colorful garden art, gorgeous fountains, a vast selection of plants and lovely pots and a dizzying array of garden-themed gifts to bring the outdoors into your home. Plan to spend some time soaking in every tasteful detail of this delightful garden shop and nursery. Your friends who love to garden (or at least spend time relaxing in their garden) will be grateful for your thoughtful gift that will add a ray of sunshine to our sometimes-foggy, gray winter days. Your gift will remind them of you as they enjoy happy hours in their garden.