Garden Style: It's Better to Give

Broadcasting the Week of November 26, 2012

P. Allen Smith shares easy ideas for gifts with Garden Style. From the garden, he'll show you how to put together a lovely bulb container. From the kitchen, he'll prepare some edible gifts that can't be beat. And from the home, Allen will walk through some artful ways to give from the heart.

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The Gift of Flowering Bulbs

Summer flowering bulbs such as lilies, dahlias and calla lilies make excellent gifts. All you have to do is pot them up in a beautiful container and wrap with a bow. It's a present that will be appreciated all summer.

Caprese Salad to Go

A Mason jar packed with ingredients for a Caprese salad is a thoughtful and edible gift. Putting on together is simple. Get the instructions.

The Gift of Art

Birchtree Communities uses art to help patients on their path to recovery from mental illness. Every year the artists put on an art show and sale called Expressions. Visit to learn more.

Unique Gifts

Our favorite crafter Mitchell Crisp demonstrates how to create a gift from the heart. Watch this video to see how to make a custom tile with a printed photo.

Soy Hand Balm

This is the perfect gift for keeping hands soft even after a day of digging in the garden. It's a handmade balm made with soy wax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and lavender essential oil. Watch this video to see how it's made.

Creative Flower Vase

Customize an ordinary cylinder vase to make a gift of flowers more personal. See how it's done in this video.

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