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Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts

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Mother's Day is a special occasion filled with celebration all around the world.  It is a time where we honor all moms and show our appreciation and gratitude.  Mother's Day takes place on the second Sunday in May.  Around this time, flowers and shrubs are beginning to bloom out in the garden.  May is a month spent outdoors enjoying nature, as well as the gorgeous spring weather.  Why not give a gift from your very own garden?  Another fun idea is to give a present that will spruce up your mom's favorite outdoor spot.  Maybe even attract some beautiful pollinators and wildlife!

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Beach memories with my beautiful mom

Did you know that carnations are the official flower for this special day?  The carnation flower represents purity, admiration and love.  The founder of this holiday, Anna Jarvis, wished for this flower to be distributed to mothers.  This is how the tradition of gifting flowers on this day came to be.  It is always wonderful to gift someone you love flowers.  In this post, I will share some suggestions that go beyond just the regular type of arrangement.   Sometimes you want to gift something that can be displayed or enjoyed a bit longer than cut flowers.  Here are a few ideas that I'm sure any mother would love!

Put Together A Flower Filled Hanging Basket

Impress her by putting together a stunning flower filled hanging basket.  This gift will last longer, and the basket can be used time and time again!  Head to your local gardening supply store, pick out a unique and fun basket.  Remember, the smaller sized baskets will dry out quicker.  Keep this in mind when choosing.  Then, purchase a small bag of potting soil and the plants of your choice.  When picking out plants for your basket, take into consideration whether it will be hanging in sun or shade.  You want to make sure your flowers flourish in the correct environment.  Flowers that do very well in hanging baskets include calibrachoa, geraniums, petunias and lobelia.

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Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts | angiethefreckledrose.comHere is a flower that really thrives in hanging baskets. Proven Winners Superbells Holy Moly! is a calibrachoa hybrid that does well in full sun.  It blooms from spring to fall and is a stunning combination of yellow and pink.  It is also a great flower that is easy to maintain and requires no deadheading. They are heat tolerant and require well-drained soil.  I used three plants when putting together this hanging basket. 

Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts | angiethefreckledrose.com

A Flower Basket

Don't have a place to hang flowers? That's okay! Another great option is to fill a medium sized basket or planter with flowers.  If you choose a basket, make sure it has a plastic liner to keep the soil in.  Pick plants that will thrive in either sun or shade depending on the spot.  Shown below is a basket I filled with Proven Winners Superbena Royale Cherryburst and Proven Winners Supertunia Black Cherry.  These two flowers, verbena and petunias, do well in part sun.  They are both vigorous growers and bloom all season long.  Look for flowers that are drought tolerant and heat tolerant.  Try picking colors that compliment each other and add visual appeal. That's the fun part about arranging yourselfit's all up to you!  You can even look for your mother's favorite color to make her really smile. 

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For The Feathered Friends

Any mother looking for a source of tranquility will enjoy the peaceful sounds of the birds singing their lovely tune. Waking up to the relaxing sound of birds chirping outside the window is perhaps one of the best things in life.  Birds require a good source of food to be drawn to your yard.  If you want them to stay, adding a source of water and shelter will really boost the activity in the yard.

Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts | angiethefreckledrose.comA small birdbath makes a lovely gift.  This glass birdbath pictured also doubles as a bird feeder.  The green swirl in the glass glows in the evening hours. I like to look for garden accents that serve a purpose and have a bit of artistic appeal.  No matter what size bath you choose, putting it near a feeder increases the activity immensely. Make sure when choosing a location for your newly gifted bath, you pick a place that can be viewed from a window.  Seeing the birds splash around in the new bath will surely bring happiness to any viewer. You can find a similar style birdbath here.

Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts | angiethefreckledrose.comA birdhouse also makes a perfect gift.  You can never have too many safe havens for your winged friends.  Keep in mind what birds you are trying to attract when purchasing a style of birdhouse.  Some birds require the house to be attached to a tree, others prefer it to be hanging from a tree.  Some enjoy houses that are placed on a post.  This birdhouse pictured can be found here.  It attracts downy woodpeckers, chickadees, finches and more.  Any mom will enjoy watching the birds flock to their new humble abode.  Set it up for her, then you can both can sit back and enjoy!

Dried Herbs From Your Garden

Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts | angiethefreckledrose.comMost of us who grow our own herbs have an abundance of dried herbs from the previous gardening season.  Why not gift a hard working mom a soothing bunch of lavender. All you need to do is take your dried herbs, pick out a good sized bunch and tie them with a ribbon or bow.  It adds a sweet fragrance to any room, and looks pretty as well!  The calming qualities of this herb also help aid in sleep.  Giving your mother the gift of a good nights sleep is pretty much priceless!


Wide Eyes And Bushy Tails

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As a gardener, I'm sure we all have a similar love/hate relationship with the squirrels and chipmunks in our yards.  Looking for a way to keep them distracted or give your mom a hearty chuckle?  Look no further than the squirrel chair feeder!  All you do is hang this chair on a tree easily viewed from a window, add on a dried corn cob and enjoy the show!  It really does keep them distracted from messing with your feeders.  It's adorable to watch them nibble. Sadly for the squirrels in my yard, they are too slow compared to those sneaky chipmunks and usually get second helpings. You can also add dried fruit and watch them go to town! Find one like this here.

Save Your Mother's Back

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Maybe your mom enjoys gardening, but not all the back breaking work that goes into it.  You can save her from future pulled muscles and back pain with this great three-tiered Cascading Garden Planter from CedarCraft.  No tools are required for assembly, and is a snap for those of us who aren't the best with directions.  It fits perfectly on any patio or porch.  Planting vertically not only requires much less space, but it easier on the joints and muscles.  This doesn't require getting down on the ground to plant, and then having to deal with your body protesting your wishes to then stand after.  You can plant anything from vegetables to flowers.  Last year, I created my very own herb garden with multiple varieties within walking distance of my kitchen.  You can read more about it here.  This planter really does make gardening enjoyable and is stunning to boot.  You may lose air circulation with the hug you get from mom after gifting one of these.  Be prepared for a tight embrace!  I also want to mention that I am a CedarCraft blog ambassador.  If you would like to purchase any of the planters they sell on their website, you can use the code ROSE16 to receive 30% off!  Just type in my code during check out, save big, and put a giant smile on your mothers face! 

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Get ready to hop on over to some more great blog posts!  Click either the picture or the links to check out great ideas for Mother's Day.  You can never have too many ideas when it comes to gifts for mom!

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Mother's Day is right around the corner.  Doesn't matter what you choose to do or give, just make sure it's from your heart.  It's not the price tag that matters at the end of the day, but the memories you make!  Although, a little breakfast in bed can never hurt!  I'm sure all moms would agree with that.  How do you like to celebrate Mother's Day?  Any special traditions that make it extra sweet?  Share all about it in the comment section below!  See you for the next edition of Tuesdays In The Garden where we will be sharing about or favorite blooming beauties!

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Mother's Day is a special occasion filled with celebration all around the world.  It is a time where we honor all moms and show our appreciation and gratitude.  Mother's Day takes place on the second Sunday in May.  Around this time, flowers and shrubs are beginning to bloom out in the garden.  May is a month spent outdoors enjoying nature, as well as the gorgeous spring weather.  Why not give a gift from your very own garden?  Another fun idea is to give a present that will spruce up your mom's favorite outdoor spot.  Maybe even attract some beautiful pollinators and wildlife!


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  • Christine
    April 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Beautiful ideas, I’ll take one of everything. Sending this to hubby!

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks Christine! Good thinking send it to the hubby 😉

  • Shannon
    April 19, 2016 at 10:09 am

    These are great Angie! That squirrel chair feeder is so cute and my mom would also love the planter to help her back and if I made her a hanging basket…so thoughtful! And she gardens a lot and has been having back problems lately, too.

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Shannon! I really do enjoy my squirrel chair feeder daily, they are the funniest little things! Having a raised garden planter really helps with that. I bet she’d love it 🙂

  • Vickie @ Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
    April 19, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Such great ideas. I especially love the garden planters!
    Mother’s day will be here before we know it!

  • rusty duck
    April 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    That squirrel feeder is so cute. I might try and find one of those for me! Great ideas Angie.

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks! It distracts them from the bird feeder, which in my opinion, makes it worth it in itself! 🙂

  • Amanda Nel
    April 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I so wish to receive one of these baskets for Mother’s Day! Knowing my girls, I am sure a pot will be included. You have a lovely selection and graphic!

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Amanda! Don’t forget to share with your love one to give them some hints 🙂

  • image-in-ing: weekly photo linky
    April 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Lovely idea!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/04/stop-looking-at-me.html

  • Brooke of Passport Couture
    April 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I think these are all fantastic ideas because they are gifts that your mother can use and in some cases, re-use! The planter looks like a great present and I love the idea of a hanging basket, it’s something your mom can enjoy and re-plant.

  • Jami
    April 19, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Loving all these great ideas, Angie! I especially like the Holy Moly superbells – what a great basket they make.

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 1, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Jami! I really do love those flowers 🙂

  • Monick Halm
    April 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    So beautiful! I’m not even a gardener and I want these gifts.

  • Shelly
    April 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Great ideas Angie! That bird bath is just beautiful.

  • Candy
    April 19, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Love all your thought and suggestions. I would enjoy all of them.

  • Jean-Marie Lawrence
    April 19, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Mom just started gardening. These gift ideas are perfect for her this year!

  • Diane
    April 20, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I really love these gift ideas! I’m especially partial to that blue glass bird bath. How beautiful that would be with the sunlight glowing through it! And the squirrel feeder. LOL Thank you for so many ideas for mom!

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 11:19 am

      The squirrel feeder continues to crack me up 😀 they are so funny gobbling it at the speed of light!

  • Klauss
    April 20, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Great! Especially good Cascading Garden Planter. Squirrel in a chair charming 🙂

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Thank you! I’m just starting to plant in my Cascading Garden Planter for this season! 🙂

  • Sarah
    April 20, 2016 at 7:26 am

    lovely pretty flowers!

  • Renee groskreutz
    April 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    These are some splendid ideas. My mother is a gardner and she is about to retire. I need to keep all of these in mind.

  • daisy
    April 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Thoughtful gifts that any gardener would love. Thanks for stopping by The Maple Hill Hop!

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Daisy! Always happy to join in 🙂

  • Kathy Walker
    April 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Flowers and Mother’s Day….they are synonymous!

  • Melody Rosa
    April 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Flowers are stunning what great ideas.


  • Matilda Togiai
    April 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I absolutely love the planters! So beautiful! And I bet the cedar smells divine! These are such great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts. Hoping I get some of these this year haha.

  • Sophie
    April 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for this. My mom is so picky but the one thing she loves to do is gardening so this list was extra special for me. Pinning to Pinterest 🙂

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Thank you for pinning Sophie! 🙂

  • Madi
    April 21, 2016 at 9:51 am

    great list – love that birdhouse and garden planter! http://www.corner52.com

  • Michelle Marine
    April 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

    What great ideas, Angie. Go ahead and send it all out to Iowa. 🙂

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Thanks Michelle! haha okay no problem 😉

  • Abby
    April 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I would LOVE to get dried herbs for Mother’s Day, especially if they’d come from the garden of someone I love. Great idea!

  • Kim Cunningham
    April 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I would love a yard spruce up for Mother’s Day!

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Someone helping out around the yard is always a lovely gift in my opinion!

  • Marleen S
    April 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    My mum is such a keen gardener and that planter box would be perfect for her! Thanks for the suggestions

  • simple nature decor
    April 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing at Dream Create and Inspire Beautiful garden gift… http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/one-room-challenge-week-3-accents/


  • Ruth Daly
    April 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    You have some great ideas here for gifts, and as usual, stunning photos! I especially love the one of the chipmunk.

  • Molly
    April 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I love flower baskets but they do need a LOT of watering


    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Yes I agree! I try to mulch them in. That seems to really help!

  • Shanna Rogers
    April 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Love it! My mom has all she needs on the inside of her house – but she lacks some good outside decor pieces! 🙂 There are great!

  • Sherry
    April 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Sherry! Always happy to link up 🙂

  • Michelle
    April 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Thank you for the inspiring gift ideas! Pinned and shared.

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you for pinning & sharing Michelle!

  • Tori
    April 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks for these ideas! My mom is a great gardener and she would love any of these. I especially love the birdhouse idea.

  • Sofia
    April 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Very pretty! Great photos

  • Brianna
    April 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    These are great ideas! Good thing I stumbled across this too, cause I haven’t even thought about what to get my mom this year! Thanks!

  • Brittany Bly
    May 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Absolutely adorable ideas. I would love to have any of these or give any of these to my Mom!!!

  • Ahu @ Ahu Eats
    May 2, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Angie – I’m so glad I stumbled on your beautiful blog! What a lovely post – my mom is a passionate gardener, and since I live in Manhattan and haven’t the slightest clue about gardening and what makes a good gift, this is perfect! I love the bird feeder idea, she gets tons of hummingbirds in her yard.

    • Thefreckledrose
      May 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Oh, thank you so much for the kind words Ahu! 🙂

  • Carrie
    May 2, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Wonderful ideas and what beautiful pictures! Love the planter ideas – just may have to do one of these for my mom, or treat myself!

  • Renee
    May 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Wonderful list – I would love to get one of those Cascading Garden Planters!