If you are shopping for the gardener on your list and need some gift ideas, we've got you covered! Every gardener appreciates the right tool for the job, and being dressed for any weather.

3 garden tools by DeWit

DeWit® Forged Gardening Tools

  • Touted as the best designed trowel on the market
  • Hand forged boron steel had will hold a sharp edge
  • Heavy duty and durable
  • Strong yet lightweight and unrivaled Dutch-made quality
  • Lifetime guarantee
A pair of garden boots from Bogs

Bogs® Footwear

  • Inspired by and created for folks who work and play outdoors -- no matter what the weather.
  • Bogs were born when they designed a durable, comfortable, waterproof, insulated boot for life off the asphalt
  • Bogs are loaded up with legendary durability and comfort

For the Birder in your life, our Suet Kits make for a great present

Supplies for feeding the birds

Pacific Bird & Supply® Suet Kit

  • An excellent start to a hobby that brings tremendous joy and relaxation
  • A terrific way to enhance your backyard birding buffet
  • A perfect outdoor family activity

Al's also has a great selection of bird feeders and bird houses!

Bring the outdoors in with terrariums and indoor home gardens

LED Mini Garden

Tucker's Pride® LED Mini Garden

  • 7" wide X 14" long, it's small enough to sit on your kitchen counter
  • Great for growing fresh herbs and microgreens
  • Avid gardeners can starts seeds for the vegetable garden 
Succulents in a glass terrarium

Syndicate® Home Garden Terrarium Kit

  • Create your own terrarium
  • Easy to assemble and includes all supplies needed
  • Perfect for the college student or apartment living



Syndicate® Home Garden Terrarium Tool Kit

  • Includes 4 tools; brush, rake, shovel and a pair of tongs
  • Perfect for getting into those tight places
  • Show up to our next Wine & Workshop Wednesday in style!

With snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast, there's important work to be done in the garden!

frost on a dormant bush

Remember to:

  • Turn off the outside water, if you already haven't
  • Drain all hoses of water
  • Remove hoses from outside water faucets, and store for the winter
  • Mulch around established plants to provide insulation
  • Wrap tender plants with burlap or bubble wrap to help protect against the cold.
  • Cover tender plants
  • Prior to freezing temperatures, apply Bonide Wilt-Stop® to the foliage of plants to help prevent freeze damage
  • Move containers closer to the house
  • Remove saucers from under all containers to eliminate the collection of water
  • And if you're really concerned, bring plants inside your garage or covered area

So while you're staying warm and cozy inside, you'll know your plants have all been taken care of outside.


Whether your style is traditional or over-the-top glamorous, there is something for everyone at Al's. So get your tree, wreath and garland going, by embellishing them with beautiful home décor.  Add some ribbon, candles or special Christmas ornaments and you've really got something special.

Traditional

A large lantern, block sign, or wooden horse can enhance the warm Christmas feel of your entryway or mantel.

Nordic

Metal houses aglow on the mantle with greens added complete the Nordic look. Simple holiday seasonal signage adds that touch of Christmas to any room.

Woodsy

You may already have a couple of hurricane lamps, just trade out the candles to create your holiday look. A wooden deer and small decorative tree add to the festive woodsy look.

Glamorous

If you're going for glitz and glamour this holiday season, be sure to pick a strong color like red, and don't be shy with the glitter.  This display should be the center of attention in the entrance hall or fit for the dining room table.

Have fun making your house that special gathering place for friends and family.


It's snowing at the garden center! Watch this video to see how we add the look of fallen snow to fresh Christmas trees.

 


There is nothing worse than running short on time just before a large holiday party. Searching for a suitable gift for the hostess can often fall to the bottom of the list when getting ready. So Al's has a couple of suggestions that will please even the most discerning hostess.

a white and magenta Christmas cactus bloom

For the Traditional Hostess

Hailing from our friends in Mexico, the Christmas Cactus makes an ideal gift because it will bloom throughout the holidays, but can still be enjoyed for months afterwards.

a display of blooming orchids

For the Stylish Hostess

Nothing says style quite like orchids. Their exotic color combinations and long lasting blooms will have your hostess remembering your thoughtfulness for months to come.

an airplant

For the Hip Hostess

Succulents and Tillandsia are still the rage! These popular plants are easy to display, and even easier to care for.

close-up of a unique shooting star hydrangea bloom

For the Unique Hostess

When something truly unique is required, the Shooting Star Hydrangea is definitely one of a kind. You won't find this at your local grocery store. Plus, they can be planted outside come May!

an array of tropical antheriums and bromeliads

For the Tropical Hostess

For the hostess that would really rather be laying on a beach somewhere, Antheriums & Bromeliads are the perfect gift. They will bring lasting memories of the warm trade winds and sandy beaches.

So if you're invited to a big Holiday party, or just stopping in to enjoy a piece of pie, make sure to not show up empty handed.