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Gifts From Your Garden

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday, gifts you make yourself can often be the best of all – more meaningful because you can personalize them, and by spending some of your time, you can save a lot of money.

Gardeners have a great advantage in the homemade presents arena because your can reap a bounty of gifts from your garden throughout the year. From produce you grow, and recipes you make from it, to splitting herb plants to pot up for friends, to dividing perennials and sharing seeds, as well as your own expertise by helping plan, plant or renovate a friend’s garden.

Gardens also give you a wealth of raw materials, from pretty stems, seedpods, and leaves, to branches you can weave, patterns for printmaking, dried flowers for long-lasting arrangements and petals to pick for perfume. Not to mention all the wonderful pictures of your garden and what you might make from those. In upcoming reports you’ll get more ideas for holiday gifts from your garden.

Reported By Phran Novelli, KYW Newsradio

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