I’m always on the lookout for really special gift ideas for gardeners, because we sure get stuck with a lot of decorative-but-mostly-useless trowels (I mean, does anyone even use trowels anymore? I’m a hori-hori girl myself!). So when Easy Canvas Prints offered me (and you!) a free canvas print to try out, I immediately saw the potential. I mean, what gardener wouldn’t LOVE to have that perfect summer day in the garden immortalized to look at all winter long? Don’t we all have a favorite photo or two that we want to get around to printing and framing? While large-scale photo prints are nice, there’s something about having an actual canvas print that makes the whole production seem so classy and permanent. Like a real piece of art. The process of ordering is fast: When you’re designing a canvas, you just have to find a clear digital photo (they have software that will crop it for you), choose what size canvas you want, and then choose what to do with the wrap-around bits on the side – either wrap the photo around the sides, or color the edges black. Since I don’t actually have a frame yet and just intend to hang my canvas print as-is, I chose for the edges to be colored black (I also thought it would be a good test of their printers, to see whether the black parts ended up perfectly aligned or not). After ordering, I waited impatiently for it to arrive. And it was exactly what I hoped for. . . Clear, crisp quality, true-to-life colors, and yep, the black edges were perfectly placed!