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December, 2017

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By Catherine Jozwik Special to Waukesha County Home Stumped as to what to get the green thumb on your Christmas list? Try these local stores for garden gift ideas for inside and outside the home. Owner Kim Schlise of Garden Gate Nursery, N48-W30756 Hill St., Hartland, recommends gift baskets for the garden- er who prefers practical yet stylish pres- ents. The baskets are iron or rubber planters filled with gardening gloves, plant food, trowels and other tools, and gardener's soap and can also be person- alized. Prices start at $10.99 for the rub- ber planter alone. Holiday planters, starting at $45, make attractive seasonal gifts. Garden Gate staff adorns plastic pots with dogwood, pine cones, fresh greens and winter berries, and can be customized accord- ing to the customer's liking. "I get cus- tomers that say, 'My mother's too old to do this. Do you have a way to decorate her planters?'" Schlise said. Garden Gate Nursery also provides home delivery service. Call 262-367-6464 for more infor- mation. Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse, 319 S. Prairie Ave., has several gifts packed or poured into reusable Mason jars, another popular decorating trend. The gardener who loves to cook will appreciate an apron and dish towel print- ed with colorful vegetables and packed in C O N T E N T S Five ways to get your home ready for the holidays Wide range of gifts for almost anyone Insulating windows with efficient window treatments A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • DECEMBER 2017 Christmas gift ideas for gardeners on your list Submitted photo See GARDEN GIFTS/Page 2 From a planter of garden implements to Mason jar packed with festive favorites Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse, 319 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha, offers rustic items such as this truck and signs.

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