August Contest: The Best Ideas for Giving Gifts from The Garden
Celebrity Garden Judge: Suzy Bales
Prize: Signed copies of Suzy’s last three books!
August is the time of year when all of that work in the garden finally starts to pay off.
If you are anything like us, you always have more than enough to go around after the harvest, even accounting for all the freezing, canning and pickling.
And, if you are anything like us you’ve learned that giving some of what you’ve grown to friends or family (or, in the case of zucchini, perfect strangers) can be equally as thrilling. Maybe it’s because it makes you feel generous but it also helps you brag a little in a very furtive way: Look what I did!!
We love to come up with creative ideas for giving gift from the garden and we’re sure you have some great share.
We couldn’t think of a better person to take a look at your ideas than Suzy Bales.
Suzy delights in sharing her garden with friends and family. In her book, Garden Parties she inspires fancifully fun parties that transform outdoor spaces into enchanting playgrounds for the senses—the plants, the décor, and the food intermingle to create truly memorable themes.
Suzy had her own weekly gardening column in Newsday for two years before joining Family Circle as their contributing garden editor for twelve years. She wrote a column for The New York Times for a year before joining Better Homes & Gardens as the Senior Editor for Gardening and Outdoor Living from 2004 until early 2007. She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Horticulture, Beautiful Gardens, and Easy Gardening.
Get inspired for your own garden gifts (and contest entries) by taking a browse through Suzy’s own website.
Submit your ideas for giving gifts from the garden in the comments section below.
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