What to Stuff in a Gardener’s Stocking

Any gardener will tell you a good tool is worth its weight in gold so if you have gardeners on your holiday shopping list, consider putting a new gardening tool in their stockings.

The horticulturists here at the Conservancy – and many of our volunteers – rave about the [CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator](http://www.cobrahead.com/). The CobraHead ($24.95) has a long handle and one curved steel blade. It’s great for digging up weeds and for cultivating and digging small plants for transplanting. Perfect for Christmas, shop CobraHead for [gift packages](http://www.cobrahead.com/gardeners-body-care/) that include the CobraHead plus a variety of soaps, lotions and balms specifically for folks who spend a great deal of time digging in the dirt.

With bulb planting and pruning season upon us, a nice trowel and a good set of pruners also make great gifts for gardeners.

If you can, shop locally. [Hyams Garden and Accent Center](http://hyamsgardencenter.com/), 870 Folly Road, has a huge selection of plants, containers, seasonal gifts and gardening tools. And on the other side of town, stop by [Abide-A-While Garden Center](http://abideawhilegardencenter.com/), 1460 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant. This store not only has plants and gardening supplies, but a gift shop of jewelry, home accessories, candles and handbags.

How about a gift your flower-lovin’ friend or family member can enjoy for weeks this spring. [Make a donation to the Conservancy’s daffodil program](http://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/donate/donations/contributions/project/donate_daffodils_roses_and_caladiums) and help us plant thousands of daffodil bulbs in Charleston parks.

What are your favorite gifts to give to gardeners? Share your best suggestions!

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