Beautiful Seed Gifts, Have a Secret Pal, and Yummy Quiche

| 12/12/2012 12:38:16 PM

Tags: Gift Giving, Garden Themed Gifts, Secret Pal ideas, Quiche Recipe, Jean Smith from The Garden Gate Farm,

December 11th, 2012  

Jean SmithI love to give gifts, especially gifts for or from the garden! There is something special in a wild flower bouquet just because.... or a small start from a perennial plant for a special friend. I have several perennials in my gardens that are from friends and each time I venture through I think of them, and I do believe this is the point. Right now many of us are starting to get those beautiful seed catalogs in the mail... oh yes I've already ordered! As they come in I get more and more excited about the coming Spring. Next week will herald in the first day of Winter... my personal countdown to Spring... the days will start to grow longer, miniute by minute and then my beloved Spring will arrive.  

Garden and Seed Themed Gifts  

Garden Caddy makes a wonderful gift basketEach Spring most local stores have the 10 for $1.00 seed packs, I like to stock up on them and include in gift baskets, birthday cards or any other little garden type gift. Store them in an air tight container and keep in the freezer, it will add to their longevity. These make beautiful gifts for all occasions and with Christmas right around the corner here is a lovelyidea for your gardening friends and loved ones. You can use anything you want for a 'Gift Basket". Here is a cute Garden Caddy that you can fill will all kinds of gardening goodies. Terra cotta pots are another great gift basket that you can fill up. Don't allow yourself to be confined to the normal idea of a basket... although I love baskets and never mind getting one as a gift. My point is simply to think out of the box, or in this case 'basket'! Have fun and be creative.   

Watch for my next post on specific Gift Basket creations... 

Have you ever had or been a Secret Pal?  

12/16/2012 2:29:24 PM

Jean, your secret pal idea sounds like a lot of fun. Do you eventually reveal who your are? I too get excited about that first seed catalog. This year I won't be buying many seeds. My daughter brought home 250 seed packs from her work at the end of the spring season. She paid a penny a piece for the whole lot. I have enough seeds for this year. I may purchase some special seeds but not as much as I have in the past years. The quiche looks quite interesting and yummy. I do like sausage and the salsa is a nice touch. My issue with this kind of cooking is that no one in the household would eat it except for me. My grandson and daughter are one ingredient people. We like eggs, we like sausage, we like cheese but we don't mix them together. Strange. Maybe I'll just try to make a mini version. Have a great Christmas season.

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