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Flowers for Mother's Day

December 28th, 2012 Seasonal

When you think of Mother's Day gifts, the first thing that probably comes to mind is flowers. However, who says you actually have to buy ones that are already in bloom? Rather than giving mother something that will only last a week or two, how about setting her up with the beginnings of a flower garden? This is perfect for those whose moms happen to be avid gardeners already. It could be a little tricky getting mom out of the house long enough to set up the garden, but with a little help from the rest of the family, you should be able to figure something out.

What flowers are you going to get her? Well, it all comes down to her favorites. Granted, you may not actually know which blooms your mother prefers, in which case you can't go wrong with old standbys like carnations, roses and orchids. Make sure whatever flowers you pick up are relatively easy to care for - you don't want to add to mom's troubles, after all.

One idea is to start them off in peat pots so that the flowers have a bit of a head start before being transferred to their new home. This also takes the least-fun part of gardening out - when the blooms are transplanted to mom's garden, she'll have the benefit of watching them grow on a daily basis!

If your mother has a bit of a DIY streak in her, giving her a small flower garden could be the perfect gift - it'll give her a nice project to work on and can yield results for years to come if properly cared for.