By HOLLY SMITH
The holidays are upon us just as the financial news in our state is getting truly grim. Many of us are understandably anxious about our futures. It seems even more important, then, to celebrate the holidays with our families, no matter what our traditions, and to celebrate the beauty and the bounty of this natural world we inhabit. Plants, bulbs, seeds, greens and other gifts from or for the garden make precious and inexpensive gifts during the holiday season.