Finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones isn’t only a very time-consuming exercise, but also a costly one.
“What if we were to tell you that there is a faster and more affordable way to survive this Festive Season? By leveraging your garden, you can provide gifts which are heart-felt and affordable”, says Chane Hendricks, Garden Master business manager.
Below, Hendricks shows you how to make personalised gifts with flowers and greens.
Thank you gifts acquaintances or colleagues:
Stock up on some vases of different shapes and sizes, preferably clear glass as you will be able to see the greenery through the glass.
Foliage such as Eucalyptus, Ferns, Fern Pellaea, Ficus Moclame Bushy and Ivy are good choices to make full, high, festive arrangements. For the finishing touch add a handwritten card with a wooden peck to the vase.
Gifts with a hint of colour:
Plant Chamomile seeds in pots. Make sure that you have different textured fabrics. Wrap the pots in textured fabric and finish it off with a bright red or yellow coloured ribbon – voila!
The seeds will take about two weeks to germinate but, you can add a personalised card to the ribbon with instructions for the owner on how to care for their Chamomile plant.
Green hydrangeas with a mix of euphorbias and white hydrangeas will pleasantly surprise its recipient.
For special friends:
A birdcage makes for an elegant display for top-heavy foliage such as hydrangeas. You can find your own vintage aviary at a flea market.
Remove the perch, and pop a small vase inside. Then randomly slip a variety of blooms between the bars.
For a family:
If you have been growing fresh vegetables in your garden, a basket with fresh vegetables and seeds to grow their own vegetables going forward is a thoughtful and functional present.
Tie a red and green gingham bow on the side of your basket and include a small recipe booklet with delicious vegetable recipes.