December 6, 2006

Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas shopping list can be a daunting task. However, selecting gifts for those recipients who have an interest in gardening should be relatively easy. Many gardening items make terrific Christmas gifts.

Care of the Norfolk Island Pine

The Norfolk Island pine is a popular houseplant. During the holiday season, many individuals turn their plants into living Christmas trees by decorating them with miniature lights, ribbons, and ornaments. The Norfolk Island pine thrives indoors when given good, consistent care. Place the Norfolk Island pine in a brightly lit location near an east, west, or south window. Rotate the plant weekly to prevent the plant from growing toward the light and becoming lopsided. Thoroughly water the Norfolk Island pine when the soil surface becomes dry to the touch.