PODCAST–Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mom

podcast.jpgDuring this week’s podcast, we are focusing on last minute gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day. There are several things that you can do to make this the best Mother’s Day ever and show mom how much you love and appreciate her.

Some of our ideas will take a little work on your part and some of them are quick and easy. Whichever route you choose to take, you can be sure that mom will smile fondly and appreciate your thoughtfulness for her and her garden.

If you have kids, don’t forget to download the free watering can picture below and have them create a simple project for mom. With a little creative coloring and a seed packet of mom’s favorite flowers, they will have an inexpensive gift for mom that will keep giving all season long.

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them. Enjoy!

 

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Mothers Day Gifts in the Garden

If your mom loves to spend time in her garden, why not help her create a sanctuary that she can enjoy? There are many different things available on the market today that will help you to give your mom a mothers day gift to use in her garden. Here are a few of the bigger ideas we had here at Her Gardening Blog:

Wind Chimes

Help your mom escape to a musical retreat with a new wind chime for her garden. She will love the soft twinkling sounds that will emit from the chimes. There are several different styles to choose from and each chime will play a musical song all of its own. One of our favorite wind chimes are the Amazing Grace Chimes by Woodstock. This chime has a beautiful tonal quality and the pipes resonate with the tune Amazing Grace. Mom will enjoy the serenity this brings to her soul as she reflects on the melody that celebrates her Creator.


Swing

Give mom a place to kick up her feet and relax in the garden. She will enjoy spending evenings in the garden gently swinging and taking in the beauty all around her. Find one that has all-weather fabric or choose a wooden one such as a Cedar Swing instead. She will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Lawn Furniture

 

This can be as extravagant as you would like it to be. You could choose pieces that reflect your mother’s style. There are pieces which are intricate in design and there are pieces which are more functional. There are even pieces that you may choose just for the level of comfort they provide such as the Strathwood Chaise Lounge . Choose one individual piece or choose an entire matching set. Mom will love using her new lawn furniture for garden parties or family meals and picnics in the garden.

Statuary

Give mom a gift that will last throughout all seasons in her garden. There are many different statuary figures to choose from like this Fishing Boy. And you are sure to find something that reflects your mother’s taste and personality. She will enjoy the lifelike figures and they will bring a smile to her face all year as she thinks of your thoughtfulness.

These are just a few of the big ideas we had for Mother’s Day. What are some other big ideas that you have for your mom’s garden?

Mothers Day Gifts

mothers-day-container.jpgThis week we are focusing on Mom and offering to you ideas to treat her right this Mothers Day. There are many different gifts that you can make for mom that will help her smile all season long. I found this great idea for a Mother’s Day Container by P. Allen Smith. Here is some of what he has to say to help you make this fabulous gift for that special mother in your life.

For a special gift your mother will enjoy all summer long, present her with this beautiful container garden you planted yourself. I designed this simple yet stunning arrangement with just three varieties of plants so you can easily create the same gorgeous results.The super-sized blooms of the New Guinea impatiens blend perfectly with the exquisitely colored fronds of the Japanese painted fern. Cascading along the front of the container is a variegated ivy called ‘Gloire de Marengo’. Its glossy green leaves are edged in creamy white, adding just the right sparkle to this shade loving composition.Materials:
18″ diameter terra cotta pot
small piece of window screen, pot shards or large gravel
16 quart bag of potting mix blended for containers
water retentive polymers*
slow release fertilizer*
(1) 10 – 12 inch hanging basket of lavender New Guinea impatiens
(1) gallon sized container of Japanese painted fern
(3) 6 inch pots of ?Gloire de Marengo’ ivy*If your soil mix contains water retentive polymers as well as slow release fertilizer, there is no need to add these ingredients.

~ P. Allen Smith

Now in order to finish this project, I recommend visiting his site for the complete directions. You can find those directions here. That special mom in your life will love this planter and you will enjoy knowing that not only did you help to make her garden a little more beautiful, but you truly gave her a gift that is reflective of what is in your heart. You just can’t miss with that! What are some other ideas that you have for gifts for mom and her garden?

Photo courtesy of P. Allen Smith