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A VERY Last Minute Gardener Gift

Okay, you are down to the wire now. Do you still have a gardener on your gift list? Give them bulbs! It's simple, it can be put together in minutes and they will love you for it.
Bulb Gift1

If you want to fancy it up….Paint a flowerpot with chalkboard paint. (2 coats takes about 5 minutes to do). 
Bulb Pots
Let the paint dry for an hour, then write something charming on the chalk rim. Place an amaryllis bulb and a small baggie of soil inside the pot and tie it with a bow. DONE!
Bulb Gift2

To give this to a non-gardener, plant it first. I like to add a half inch of aquarium gravel to the top to cover the dirt. It keeps the pot neat and tidy looking. My kids make these as teacher gifts each year. (Hence the chalkboard paint feature.)

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.