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Prized Seedling Packages

The most generous present you can give a fellow gardener is one of your prized plants.


  • Waxed paper
  • Hole punch
  • Pinking or scallop shears


  1. Step 1

    Pot extra seedlings, and package in waxed paper bags (to keep moisture from seeping through)

  2. Step 2

    cut the top of the bags with pinking or scallop shears. Fold tops down once, and punch two holes in each about an inch apart.

  3. Step 3

    Write the plant name on a two-prong metal garden stake, and slide its legs inside each bag through the holes and into the pot, taking care to avoid the plant. Tie on a ribbon and a tag with the recipient's name. Deliver gifts in garden flats the same day they are assembled.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2002