Things My Mother Told Me

Things My Mother Told Me

My mother was a pretty wise woman and her advice was usually spot on. She told me to treat other people in the way I wanted to be treated, not to try and solve difficulties at night when I was tired, and to always bring a hostess gift when I arrived and write a thank you note after every occasion.

As I was walking around the garden center today I was mulling that last piece of advice. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many people will be following my mother’s guidance and searching for a little something to take to those hosting their holiday dinner. Here are a few suggestions that are sure to please.

Is your host or hostess a collector? Start them off on a new collecton of Byers' Choice Carolers and begin a holiday tradition.

Does your host or hostess feed the birds? Then chances are, they battle the squirrels too. Bring along some Hot Meats, which is spicy seed that the birds love but the squirrels will leave alone.

Who couldn't use a little more luck? Lucky bamboo is easy to keep alive and can be kept growing in water alone. There are several sizes and they can be displayed in a variety of containers, from simple and elegant to fun and funky.

Fairy Gardens allow people of all ages to be a kid again. Everyone finds these miniature garden accessories to be irresistible. Create your own fairy garden kit with a package of moss, some small plants and tiny furniture.

Does your host or hostess hate the thought that winter is coming? Bring a gift that allows them to skip over the cold season and start thinking spring! We have seed starting supplies such as Cowpots that will bring the growing season just that much closer.


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