I am surely the envy of all gardeners at Christmas-time with my brand new tree garden-y ornament. It is a glass garden fork with a little toad sitting on the handle.
I’ve already hung it on the tree, as you can see, where it adds to my growing collection of gardening-theme ornaments.
And yes, I do have a hoe ornament. Doesn’t every gardener?
In other good news, I also received a pair of garden gloves to use when I prune roses.
I can’t imagine any rose thorn penetrating through the heavy suede of these gardening gloves. I am ready for battle. I am ready for spring rose pruning now. Unfortunately, it is not spring, it is winter and there is a blizzard outside, so I’ll just have to spend hours admire my gloves, trying them on, over and over, until spring.
Just in case every gardener is not already drooling over my ornament and my rose pruning gloves, I’ll show you my new Guy Wolff pot.
And it is green!
One final word on gardening related gifts.
If you got an old gardening book, “mind the fairies” when you open the book. Book fairies are old gardening fairies who were trapped decades ago in old gardening books when these books were last read. When you slowly open the book, the light will wake them up, and then they’ll leave and head out to the garden.
Knowing this, perhaps it is best if you only open old gardening books in your own home, so the book fairies will at least escape to your own garden.
What did you get for Christmas?