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The Season of Winter just happens to be my favorite time of year.

The warmth of a fire, the layering of clothing, wearing a hand knitted scarf by my Mom, wrapping in a blanket, a casserole in the oven and hot cocoa is always a treat in Winter.


We have an outdoor caretaker…who just happens to be my husband Jerry. The gardens around our home are just beautiful in each Season, and yes, in Winter too. I think I will keep him.

We are surrounded by Holly Bushes, Boxwoods, Cypress, Winterberry and even the Hydrangeas look Beautiful in Winter.

I gathered a few clippings from the Garden, with Jerry’s guidance….. to create a few ‘Winter Garden Gifts‘ this Christmas Season.

And when I say guidance, I point and he trims….because I have been told that you just can’t chop away at the plants or they will not grow properly.

The Winterberry is beautiful this year, the birds and deer have been fed well with pumpkins and seed, so they spared our Berries.


Winter Garden Gifts

Wrapping some branches in plain paper packaging is always simple and pretty….especially with homespun trim and velvet ribbon.

Adding the stems to vintage ironstone is also pretty.

Collecting vintage ironstone is always on my shopping list on market day.

and creating Little Seed Pouches are another creative gift for giving from your Garden.

This past summer, Jerry and I were gifted Zinnia seeds from our friends Joe and Rochelle ~ they were so beautiful and abundant that we harvested the seeds and are able to give gifts this year.

Placing a few seeds in a gift pouch with instructions on how to plant ~ a garden gift that keeps giving.

The seed pouches were simply made from Scrapbooking Paper.

  • Cut the paper to desired length in a rectangular shape
  • Roll into a tube and tape or glue the long end closed (keeping in a tube shape)
  • Close one short end with two folds
  • Turn and Flip to opposite end and fold twice to close

There are heartfelt gifts to share all around us, even in the Winter Garden.

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:11-12

Gather clippings from your garden, or simply take a walk in the woods and gather up pine branches, berries and pinecones, wrap it up in brown paper packaging or even a vintage vase ~ makes a perfect Winter Garden Gift from the heart.



Coming Soon ~ Wrap It Up, Gingerbread Pudding Cake, Classic Candle Co, and a Merry Christmas to You!

5 thoughts on “Winter Garden Gifts | It’s All in the Presentation

  1. Barbara says:

    Such beautiful ideas! We use fresh greens, etc. in our Christmas decorating too!

    1. Love when we could use our gardens thru-out all seasons!

  2. Thank you for sharing with us, Amy. I always love to see what you are making. <3

    1. Merry Christmas Sheila!

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