Mother’s Day is coming up. Have you thought about what you are going to do for the mothers in your life? Have you considered giving her a gift that keeps on giving? I’m talking about a beautiful garden full of gorgeous flowers that come back year after year or a vegetable garden that she can enjoy all spring, summer and fall.
Mother’s Day Iris Garden
I love spring’s special gift of iris blooms that reappear each and every year. The delicate but dependable blooms never fail to splash color onto the just-barely-green landscape. Iris are easy to grow, and once they are established, little care is required – so why not plant a little patch of these for your mother? She’ll enjoy the blooms in the yard, and cut them into bouquets for indoors – and she’ll remember how clever you were to think of it, and how wonderful you were to plant it for her.
Plant a Mother’s Day Herb Garden for Mom
You get kudos for starting an herb garden, plus you get delicious home-cooked Mom food that’s made even better with the herbs – it’s a win/win plan.
You can easily work up and plant a small patch of ground with herbs you buy at a local nursery or start from seed. You’ll need to remove the grass, work the soil to loosen it up (a rototiller does this really well), toss in a bit of time-release fertilizer, and then plant the young herbs. After you water it well, it should only need occasional watering (if it gets too dry) and weeding, of course.
Plant an indoor herb garden in a container, so Mom can move the herbs out onto the patio or yard to catch the sun or rain. For many years, container herb gardens have been a popular Mother’s Day gift to buy and give, so why not make one?
The Perfect Gardening Gift for Mother’s Day
In my motherly opinion, I cannot imagine anything any nicer than a “kitchen” garden planted for me by my loved ones. *cough, cough* (This means you, kids!) A simple kitchen garden might include spinach and leaf lettuce for salads, a few tomato plants, green onions, and a dill plant or two. Those are my favorites – your mom has her own favorites that she’ll gladly tell you. What a great surprise it’d be for her special day, if you could get her out of the house long enough to start and finish it!
Here’s a great place to learn even more about herbs: .
Remember Mother’s Day
Whatever you choose to do for your mom on Mother’s Day remember what she really wants is to be loved, remembered and to spend time with her loved ones. These garden ideas are just icing on the cake!
What kind of plants does your mom like?