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    A gift guide for garden lovers


    Outdoor planter with tropical plants. (Photo by: Joan Slatkin/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

    These gardening and garden-themed gifts will sow the seeds of anticipation for greener days to come and spread a little sunshine just when it’s needed most.

    Smart video camera bird feeder

    This award-winning grow system allows you to grow fresh food indoors year-round without sunlight or soil. The 16-plant unit has 86 LED lights and 10 smart sensors that monitor plants remotely and communicate with the free aspara mobile app, which sends alerts when care is needed. Two vegetable, herb, fruit or edible flower capsules are included; others are sold separately. $399 at grow-green.com.

    Enjoy the soy-blend candle over the winter, then upcycle its footed ceramic vessel into a planter and grow the included seeds in spring. Choose from Herb Garden (gray pot with basil seeds), Wildflower Fields (dark brown pot with daisy seeds), Desert Oasis (light brown pot with aloe seeds) or Frosted Forest (white with spruce tree seeds). $40 at modernsprout.com.

    Sweet grace flower diffuser

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    Zoombroom

    Back to the Roots organic mushroom grow kit

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    Membership in the American Horticultural Society comes with a great perk: free admission and privileges at more than 350 public gardens and arboretums in 48 U.S. states, Canada, the Cayman Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Your gift will also include a subscription to The American Gardener magazine, discounts on educational programs and garden shows, access to members-only online gardening resources and more. Dues, which support AHS educational programs, are tax-deductible. $35 at https://ahsgardening.org/gardening-programs/rap/.

    Gardeners, wildflower foragers and wannabe florists will enjoy crafting one-of-a-kind arrangements with this seven-piece design kit. Clip flowers and fillers using the included ergonomic scissors, then arrange them decoratively in the 4-inch, eco-friendly pot using the set’s mossing pins, teal bind wire and one of three included floral foam bricks. $39.99 at Oasis Forage Products.

    Houseplant parents will love this grow light because, well, it doesn’t look like a grow light. But don’t let its stylish vibes fool you: The dimmable Vita emits full-spectrum lighting, closely mimicking natural sunlight. Designed to have a 5-year lifespan, it’s available with a black or white cord; bronze, black or nickel pendant; and with a lampshade ($160) or without ($105) at soltech.com.

    What do you get for the gardener who has everything? If your budget allows, this elegant, space-saving model will delight them year-round and for years to come. At 2 feet 5 inches deep, 4 feet 2 inches wide, and 4 feet 6 1/2 inches tall, the Patio Glasshouse is perfect for starting seeds, nurturing cuttings and extending the season. A hinged top pane and double sliding front doors provide easy access to three levels of plants. Crafted in Lancashire, England, where the company, Hartley Botanic, has been manufacturing glasshouses since 1938, the Patio is available in 15 colors. $4,400 at hartley-botanic.com.

    Jessica Damiano writes the award-winning Weekly Dirt Newsletter and regular gardening columns for The AP. Sign up here to get weekly gardening tips and advice delivered to your inbox.



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