A vintage coke cola box makes a charming container for Paperwhites. The addition of pine cones, red birds, and berries add a touch of Christmas.
Simple house plants in a terracotta pot, with a red bird, also create a wonderful welcome gift from your garden.
Another simple, easy, and inexpensive gift from the garden is to give herbs planted in charming containers. Your family and friends who cook will especially love having a charming container filled with herbs to place in a sunny kitchen widow. In the Spring, it can be planted in the garden.
Pots of herbs can be purchased at your local nursery or ordered by mail for just a few dollars. Place them in containers picked up at the local flea market or yard sale and you have a beautiful gift for less than $10.00.
A rosemary topiary shaped like a Christmas tree makes a charming gift.
One of my favorite containers for planting is the plaid tea pot with a missing lid.
A red plaid bow adds a festive touch to a tin container planted with herbs for a friend who loves to cook. Line the tin with plastic and add gravel to the bottom before adding potting mix.
Sometimes, the very best gifts are the ones from your heart and your garden.
Merry Christmas, Erin Neblett Houghton
Erin Houghton is a regular contributor to Southern Guide to Life. She is an artist, photographer, gardener and owners of www.mypaintedgarden.com. She has been featured in numerous national publications and her art has been featured, and exhibited, both nationally and internationally. To find out more visit www.mypaintedgarden.com. Follow her on Pinterest. Visit her on Facebook. Shop her Online Store.