Here's a couple of quick ideas:
For The Erudite Gardener
Hortus: A Gardening Journal. If you value pillow talk at night, do not give this to your gardener lover. Itís a heady English quarterly that will consume whatever remains of the day.
For The Covetous Gardener
I apologize for hawking English publications but Gardens Illustrated remains the most scintillating of garden magazines. Awfully good writing, too.
For The Nitty Gritty Gardener
Thereís nothing sexy about the newsletter, HortIdeas (this monthís cover story: Herbicide Contamination of Compost) but for the hardcore grower and the scientifically-minded, this is the nematodeís pajamas. For a subscription, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For The Humor-Impaired Gardener
I donít believe thereís a funnier gardening newsletter than the one published by PlantAmnesty, an irrepressible grassroots group out of Seattle advocating against the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs. Great exposure to crucial ideas without the sanctimonious nonsense.
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Way back at the beginning of this Gifts For Gardeners tome, I suggested a gift certificate to a nursery. If youíve got a good one in your area, I urge you to support it. If not, or if youíre looking for something out of the ordinary, hereís a few of my favorite mail order nurseries (with a decidedly Northwest prejudice. So sue me):
The Bamboo Garden
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Digging Dog Nursery
Gossler Farms Nursery, Springfield, OR. -- (541) 746-3922
Heirloom Old Garden Roses
Joy Creek Nursery
Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.
Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery
Swan Island Dahlias
White Flower Farm
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