She loves to play in the dirt and watch things grow. Help your gardening mom cultivate her green with great Mother's Day gifts that honor her and her favorite hobby. Check out these five great ideas for gardening gifts.
Plants: Help her get started with late-season seeds and starts of plants she's hoping to grow this year. Peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, and cucumbers are all best planted in May, as are sunflowers, zinnias, and marigolds. If you really want to surprise her, go for unusual varieties, like lime basil for her herb garden or dinner-plate dahlias whose blooms can reach up to 12 inches in diameter.
Gardening equipment: With frequent use, gardening tools can easily break or wear out. Maybe a new trowel with an ergonomic handle or a larger watering can replace her old one and make her daily gardening duties easier. If she's a serious gardener wanting to take her garden to new heights this year, go for a tiller or composter she can use year after year.
Garden decor: A beautiful garden can be more than just flowers and plants. Help Mom make her garden something special with some garden decor elements. Stepping stones, a small fountain, or a reflecting orb will all enhance the beauty of a garden without overpowering it. A few garden lights are not only attractive but also make it possible to enjoy the garden on a warm summer night.
Outdoor furniture: She puts in all that hard work, and she should get the chance to enjoy it. A garden bench is perfect for a sunny afternoon in the backyard, or you could opt for a bench swing or hammock to really help her relax and enjoy the beauty of her garden. If she has a nearby patio or deck, some patio furniture and a sun sail may be just the thing she needs.
Jewelry: For the mom with a serious green thumb, go beyond the garden and get her some garden-inspired jewelry. Whether it's a little trowel charm or an ornate flower ring, she'll absolutely love receiving it as a gift on Mother's Day. Besides, with the right piece of jewelry, she'll be able to take a little bit of her garden with her everywhere she goes.
Published April 6, 2012
Updated February 27, 2015