Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Still need that something special for your mother, grandmother or any other special lady in your life? With Mother's Day being less than two weeks away, we decided to put together a short list of fabulous garden gifts that would delight any mom.

Make her day bloom.

Orchids are the most glamorous flowering plants in the world and are a great gift for today's budget conscious shoppers. They're easy to grow and the flowers keep blooming for months with little to no effort! Look for Phalaenopsis Mini-Orchids, which come in a variety of exotic colors in decorative 4 inch and 6 inch containers, for under $15 at your local retailer. For more tips on caring for your orchid, visit Costa Farms.

Give Roses That Live Forever.

Why not give Mom something like that will continue to remind her how much you appreciate her long after her special day is over? Shrub roses are a great alternative to cut roses, which only live for a short time. Impress mom with one of the new Drift® Roses. These ever-blooming groundcover plants grow come in array of colors, form a nice compact habit and are highly disease resistant. Plus, they bloom from early spring to late fall giving your mom months of natural beauty.

Pot up a pretty plant that keeps on giving!

For a great gift that will "wow" moms and anyone who loves a pretty plant, look for the Jersey Earlybird™ 'Cardinal' Daylily from Centerton Nursery. The 4 inch bright red flower with ruffled edges held high on 21 inch stems has thick green foliage. Best of all, it blooms early in May and keeps re-blooming for nearly 100 days through zone 6, and 85 days in Zone 5. Look for Jersey Earlybird™ 'Cardinal' at garden centers.

Moms Dig Tools.

Good tools are like good jewelry for gardeners. Centurion tools with the titanium tips and bright yellow handles and the lady's line, Elizabeth's Garden, make great gifts. From by-pass pruners to loppers, the right tool makes the job much easier. Designs based on the latest ergonomic research, making using these tools a pleasure.

Happy Shopping!


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