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12 days of Christmas gardening gifts: Day 2

Preserve the harvester If you're a regular reader

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Today's gift: Fagor pressure cooker

Yes -- a pressure cooker makes a great gardening gift. If you're a regular reader of my column, I don't have to tell you how I feel about tomatoes. And with more than a hundred Newsday readers participating in the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge each year, some of whom grow hundreds of tomato plants in their backyards, I can attest there's a need for...

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12 days of Christmas gardening gifts: Day 1

It's hip to be square I love quirky

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I've got a dozen great gift suggestions for all the gardeners on your list. Check back every day from now until Dec. 25 for another idea.

Today's gift: Square wreath

I love quirky and different things so instead of the same-old, same-old, tried-and-true, I'm hanging Burpee's square wreath on my door this year. It's handcrafted of fresh-cut Douglas fir and boxwood branches, and decorated...

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