Here’s a loving touch to nurture affection… an extravagant favor for those who have carried you through those special times. Perhaps your mothers- however many you may have, perhaps your bridesmaids, or your annual girlfriend’s retreat. Or, you can put together several bulb-filled baskets at Christmas for the gardeners in your life. Whether larger or small, the Gardener’s Basket is a way to share your favorite growing things and the pleasures of gardening with those for whom you care the most.

How To Make Your Own:

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1. Find bulk seeds and starts online. I order mine from www.seedsofchange.com.
• Flower Seed Suggestions: Bachelor Buttons, Agrostemma, Daisies
• Vegetable Garden Seed Suggestions: Sweet Basil, Scarlet Nantes Carrot, Slicing Tomato
• Start Suggestions: Lavendar, Culinary Herbs

2. Package seeds in translucent envelopes.

3. Add your own label for a personal touch. For the starts, we’ve used two tiny oval labels, back-to-back on the end of a wooden skewer.

4. Put together a pair of garden gloves and a trowel with some ribbon and a personalized hang tag.

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5. Place seeds, starters, gloves and trowel in a pretty basket! You can find baskets at your local craft store, garden shop or thrift store. Or you can find them online at: www.creativegiftpackaging.com.

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Jeanne Williamson (138 Posts)

Jeanne and her husband David launched My Own Labels in January of 2000. It was a spin-off of their successful graphic design firm, plus it allowed Jeanne to incorporate her love of baking, making, sewing and creating. Today David and Jeanne continue to be the heart of the operation both creatively and practically.


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