Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Gardening tools and plants make wonderful gifts for the mom in your life who loves to spend time in the garden cultivating flowers, vegetables and shrubs. Here are a few of our favorite picks for mom this season.

Custom Containers

Containers are a great idea for any mom’s deck, patio, balcony or front stoop. They pack a powerful punch of color and interest, even a small or shady space. To keep your containers thriving, follow these care tips:

  • Check your container for water every two to three days by placing a dry finger into the soil a few inches deep. Water thoroughly when the soil is starting to dry out until the soil is fully saturated. During hot, sunny periods check your container for water daily. Water immediately if you see signs of wilting.
  • Fertilize every two to three weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer to keep your plants blooming and full. Follow the recommended application amount on the product package.
  • Remove faded blooms on annuals (a process called deadheading) so the plant directs its energy to producing new flowers.
  • If your plants become leggy, cut them back by ⅓ to ½ and fertilize. They will then begin to branch out within 2 to 3 weeks.
Sun Container - Calibrachoa, Lamb's Ear, Salvia and Heuchera

Sun Container

Heuchera, lamb’s ear, salvia and supertunia combine in this purple container that will grow very well in the sun.

Pollinator Container: Calibrachoa, Sweet Potato Vine, Scabiosa, Agastache

Pollinator Container

Calibrachoa, scabiosa and agastache are complemented with trailing sweet potato vine in this sun container that will attract pollinators. For more pollinator container inspiration, visit our post on pollinator containers.

Shade Container - Tassel Fern, Begonia, Bridal Veil

Shade Container

Tassel fern, begonia and bridal veil provide a pop of blooms and rich color in a shade friendly container.

Gardening Tools

Gardening tools are a great choice for the gardening enthusiast in your life! We have a wide variety of gardening tools and accessories at all styles and price points that make wonderful gifts. A few of our favorites pictured here include Joyce Chen scissors, Wilcox All Pro trowels and Felco pruners.

From the Greenhouse

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

This tropical can spend the summer outside and overwinter indoors.

Herbs - Oregano, Parsley, Mint, Basil

Herbs

We carry a variety of fresh herbs that will grow on sunny windowsill. Pictured here are oregano, parsley, mint and basil.

Orchid, Greenhouse

Orchids

This classic gift is always a reliable favorite. With proper care, the blooms can last several months.

Shrubs for Spring and Summer Blooms

Hydrangea, Shrub

Hydrangeas

With many varieties to choose from, including our native Annabelle, hydrangeas make wonderful shrubs in many gardens. You can learn more about hydrangea varieties and care in our blog.

Roses

Roses come in a nearly infinite selection of colors and types for every gardener. Select a David Austin, Hybrid Tea or a landscape rose for summer long color. Read more about roses here.

Azaleas

These iconic spring bloomers blanket our gardens in shades of white, pink and red in the spring. Learn more about pruning azaleas here, and about our favorite azalea varieties here.