Holiday gifts for the gardener

These rooter vases at Pot Town Organics are perfect for the green-thumbed. Ashley Miller/Daily

Great gifts for the green-thumbed are not always living items such as flowers, bushes or shrubs. Sometimes great gifts will be ones that aid in their gardening work, make gardening more enjoyable or help them recover from a long day in the garden.

Peter Weber, owner of Weber’s Nursery & Garden Center in Winchester,  knows exactly what every gardener needs. The Hori Hori Knife with sheath, $49.99, is the must have multi-purpose knife.

“I’ve been using mine for years and will never work in the garden without it,” Weber said.

The Calico Emporium, 9386 S. Congress St., New Market, offers Mountain Gate Organics, an organic fertilizer, $22 and up, derived from earthworm castings. It provides top performance above and beyond typical fertilizers. Plus, it’s completely safe for all plants, pets and people in any concentration.

Janet Heishman, owner of Pot Town Organics, 181 W. King St. in Strasburg,  loves her Rooter vases, $5.99 and up.

“Our wide variety of options accommodate any budget,” Heishman said.

Terri Fogle, owner of Fort Valley Nursery, 1175 Hisey Ave. in Woodstock, offers a wide selection of seasonal and everyday gardening gifts for the green thumb.

“One of our best selling gifts, no matter what the occasion,  are our Flour Sack Kitchen Towels,” $19.99 for a pack of two. Designs include Christmas, fall and everyday.

Fogle also suggests garden flags, $12.99 and up, Woodstock wood chimes, $12.99 and up, and Jelly Bean Rugs, $34.99.