In This Issue:
- Gearing up for the Holiday Season
- Gardenerd Product of the Month: Dark Long-Sleeved T-Shirt
- Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Tree People
1. Gearing up for the Holiday Season
It seems that every year, the department stores put out decorations for winter holidays earlier and earlier. I swear I saw Christmas ornaments hanging on plastic trees in September! No wonder I am feeling like the holiday season has snuck up on me – you would too, if you thought you had until December to untangle your twinkly lights. So, in an effort to ease the holiday shopping burden, we’ve introduced a new item to the Gardenerd lineup that you’ll want to get for all your Gardenerd friends and family. Don’t miss the chance to give the gift of brand-spankin’ new Gardenerd garb. Meanwhile, out in the garden…
While a good portion of the country has experienced their first frost, Southern California gardeners are busy harvesting the young leaves of heirloom lettuces, cilantro, spinach, arugula, and mustard greens. I’ve enjoyed a few homegrown salads so far, and with succession planting, my husband and I should be up to our eyeballs in salad greens from now until spring. November has also been a continuation of October’s “clean up” time: dividing the Mexican sage, pruning the buddleia (butterfly bush), and attempting to save a terribly overgrown lavender bush (oh the horror). It’s also time to stop picking roses to initiate dormancy. Most of all, it’s time to plant bulbs – glorious bulbs – life’s little answer for black-thumb gardeners. Anyone can grow them (just dig a hole, throw in the bulb, bury it and wait), and they bring so much joy in such a small package.
I’d like to take a moment to express thanks (’tis the season, after all) to all those who have supported Gardenerd.com this year, either by making a purchase or sending me feedback on these newsletters. It’s great to hear from you and I hope you’ll continue to send your thoughts my way. I’d also like to thank my editor (A.K.A. husband) Andrew for diligently combing through the material before it hits your mailboxes. He’s saved me from a number of embarrassing spelling and grammatical errors. The next newsletter will have more info about our plans for Gardenerd in the coming year. Until then, have a happy Thanksgiving!
2. Gardenerd Product of the Month: Dark Long-Sleeved T-Shirt
Having options is a great thing. With the new Dark Long Sleeved T-shirt you can choose from Black or Gray. Each bears our whimsical Gardenerd logo and will keep you looking fashionable in the garden this fall. Click HERE for more info about this newest item in our Gardenerd.com lineup. If the link doesn’t work, click on the link below. Oh, and don’t forget – now through December 20th you can get free shipping with a purchase of $50 or more.
3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Tree People
What do you give the person who has everything? Well, you can give the world a gift in that person’s honor. Tree People, a non-profit organization, has been planting trees for over 30 years, offering “sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems” through education, training and activism. Tree People will plant one tree or a grove of trees, depending on the size of your donation. Each gift planting comes with a certificate that you can wrap up and put under the Christmas tree or Chanukah bush. So think again when you reach for that gift box of Drakar Noir. Give the gift of clean air instead.
Stay tuned for more gardening tips and tidbits from the Gardenerd. Happy Thanksgiving!