It goes without saying Mother’s Day will be a bit different this year. For many of us, a love of gardening was passed down by our mothers or grandmothers. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas that celebrate our shared affinity for gardening, and demonstrate our affection for our mothers, no matter the distance.
Visit the Garden Center In-person or Virtually
Garden centers around the country are taking precautions to help plant lovers shop safer, including offering curbside pick up. Find your local garden center here, and select the perfect plant gift for a loved one with a green thumb. Feel more comfortable selecting plants from your home? Online garden centers will ship plants directly to your mother’s doorstep.
Deliver the Gift That Grows
We may not be able to decorate for and host Mother’s Day brunch, but delivering a plant gift to your mom’s porch or front door will provide a joyful surprise. Add fabric and a bow to brighten up the plastic plant container, or select and plant in a decorative container that complements her outdoor space.
Share a Recipe
Not content to gift just one plant? Make your own gift set: drop off the ingredients for a container garden or landscape plant combo. We love these plant combinations that include gardenias and hydrangeas – nostalgic Southern plants that evoke memories of gardening together with loved ones.
Want to deliver your gardening present on wheels? Fill a wheelbarrow or gardening cart with potting soil, mulch or soil conditioner, garden tools, the selected plants, and decorative containers.
Provide a Window’s View to Garden Beauty
If your mom or loved one is physical distancing but happens to have window boxes, this beautiful window box plant combination of evergreen shrubs and perennials will add cheer all year. As a bonus, you’ll be able to trade smiles of affection through the window while you plant it up.
Snip and Clip from Your Garden to Hers
Loving gestures may be grand or simple – it’s the thought that counts. Gather a foraged bouquet of blooms, foliage and even branches from your spring garden. Then choose the packaging – a handmade vase, a whimsical wrap of fabric or colorful paper, or a simple ribbon.