Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about that special gift for that special someone, your mom. I have gardened most of my life. After I became a mom of 4, my children often gave me a garden gift on Mother’s Day. However, I usually received a flat of flowers or a container of tulips or whatever flower they found at the local supermarket. Not to say I wasn’t happy and grateful for these gifts, I just wish they had given it more thought if it was going to be a gardening gift. (A Disclaimer….many of the other gifts they gave me were fantastic! And of course, it’s the thought that counts!) Here are some suggestions for unique gardening gifts for mom for any occasion. I hope you find some of them a little extraordinary.
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Time To Spend With Mom – Time is Precious
Instead of buying your mom something, how about spending an entire day with her! Mother’s Day is usually the time when azaleas are in full bloom. One suggestion is to find an Azalea Festival around the area where you live. Google azalea festivals in your area and see what comes up. If there isn’t one close by, a local park will probably feature beautiful azaleas in bloom. You just may have to do a little research.
If you have the time, inclination, and money, how about going on a road trip to an Azalea Festival? Many moms would really enjoy that!
It’s Picnic Time
Make a day of it by packing a picnic lunch and surprising her with a bouquet of white carnations. Did you know that white carnations symbolize unconditional love and good luck? If you prefer a different color, try pink carnations. They represent a mother’s love. You could set them up in a small vase on the picnic blanket next to the delicious food you’ll supply. The food could be as simple as buying a hoagie (or sub as they say in other parts of the USA) from your favorite deli. One bonus of presenting her with carnations is that they are the longest lasting cut flowers, so she’ll be able to enjoy these beauties for a few weeks.
It’s Garden Time
How about presenting her with a flat of unusual annuals and then spend time planting them with her? You could both share ideas as to where to plant them and she could perhaps teach you a thing or two about gardening!
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You could also give her a gardening roll and kneeler if she doesn’t already have one. Again, spend a few hours with her planting or even tidying up her garden. I’m sure she’d appreciate the help.
It’s Hiking Time
Hiking is a wonderful pastime. It’s good for the cardiovascular system and helps you to commune with nature. While hiking notice the different flowers popping out of the ground and the various leaves bursting on tree limbs and branches. While you’re hiking, why not ask her about her life when she was a child? There are so many things you could learn from her. My husband and I both wish our moms were still here so we could ask them about their youth and young adulthood. We both regret not doing so before they passed.
Everyone loves vegetables, at least they should! Farm fresh vegetables are wonderful in the summer. They supply you with natural nutrients that help maintain good immune and digestive systems. Why not join a community garden with your mom? There are many in the country and they will provide you with fresh ingredients for delicious salads throughout the summer.
Most community gardens are established as allotment plots. That means a family or individual rents an area in a garden and plants their own vegetables. It is maintained by the individual and you reap the benefits of the harvest during the course of the season. Only you can harvest your food. Perhaps you could pay the seasonal rent as a gift to your mom.
Some community gardens have sections that are maintained by the entire community and the produce is donated to local food banks. It’s a great way for your mother to get involved with neighbors. It will help keep her social by meeting new friends, spending more time outdoors, and improving her mind and body. She’ll also enjoy the time with you!
Surprise her with names of people who belong to a garden club in her area. Have information regarding when, where, and what they do in the neighborhood. Plan to go with her for the first, or the first few meetings. This is important especially if she is not an extrovert but enjoys gardening.
Tech Support! Anything For Mom!
There are many garden channels on YouTube. The focus of the channels ranges from the simplest of gardens to the most involved. I enjoy watching shows on English gardens. All have a distinct look. Some are of the geometric, straight-lined, extremely manicured variety and others are the natural flowing, overabundant, free form flowers of the English cottage look.
Help your mom find these shows and subscribe to them. I never knew how to do that until one of my children showed me. Remember, some of us are dinosaurs and not tech savvy.
Creating YouTube Videos
I suppose creating a video is as easy as taping yourself on the phone and posting it to YouTube. However, it may be a little more involved to set up comments, followings, and subscribe buttons. She’ll also need someone to tape her. This is where children step up. They could help her complete these tasks much more quickly than if she was to watch tutorials on the issue.
Creating A Website On Gardening
If your mom loves to garden, has the time, and would like to share her ideas with others she may be interested in creating her own website. This probably sounds like a daunting task if she is not tech savy, but if you help her get started, she’ll probably be eternally grateful. Wealthy Affiliates is a wonderful platform to learn how to create a website. It trains you by taking baby steps from beginning to end. With your help, she will accomplish this much quicker. It’s also another great activity that you and she could do together.
You could always share this website with her!
Gardening Gifts For Mom – Let’s Go Shopping!
If you are the type of person who likes to give gifts, here are some examples of gardening gifts for mom.
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Hummingbird Feeder –
Grateful Gnome Hummingbird Feeder
More Birds Ruby Hummingbird Feeder
Wind Chimes –
Wind Chimes For People Who Like Their Neighbors
Surenshy Wind Chimes Retro Solar Wind Chimes
Pollinators – Hanging Bee House
Happy Mom, Happy Life!
Mom’s love to spend time with their kids for birthdays, Mother’s Day, any holiday, or any time. Why not treat her with one of the ideas presented in this post? I know she’ll appreciate it.
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Happy Shopping OR Planning!
25 thoughts on “Gardening Gifts For Mom – Time Well Spent!”
That is an excellent post.
I certainly agree that spending time with your mum and treating her to a day out and your undivided attention will mean more to here than simply handing her a bunch of flowers and a card, on your way past her on your way to meet your friends!
Why not tell her not to be worrying about dinner either, as you will take care of that too. Or what you could do is rope some of your siblings into making the dinner, while you take your mum out.
Thanks for getting us all thinking.
You’re quite welcome. I’m sure she’d love a dinner out but sometimes the restaurants are so crowded on that day. And plus with Covid that could make her anxious. Maybe cook her something special at home? I’m sure anything you do, though, will make her happy. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
I love your tips here for Mother’s Day, which is just around the corner. My Mom happens to be a gardener and loves flowers. I didn’t know that about carnations and that pink represents a Mother’s love, I think I will surprise her with both pink and white carnations. You have certainly given me some wonderful ideas, thanks so much for sharing.
I’m so glad I could help! You’ll have to tell her the meaning of the carnations when you give them to her. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
This is a timely reminder for me. I forgot totally that mothers day is around the corner. Setting up a website with wealthy affiliate for my mum will be a little ideal although that will mean more of work for me. But I know it will create more time for both of us to come together. Thank for this brilliant idea
I’m so glad you liked my suggestion! I wish my kids had thought to help me! Have a wonderful day with your mom.
You’re quite welcome. It’s tough creating websites when you don’t know what you’re doing. I’m glad you’re willing to help her! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
You had a lot of great ideas! My mom loves flowers. She’s 97 now, so I always plant flowers in pots for her to put on her terrace. She can’t take care of too many plants these days!
She sure has lived a nice long life. I’m glad you’re helping her with them. I used to do that for my mom too when she was with us. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Enjoy the moments, they’re so precious.
I love your ideas for Mother’s Day, especially the garden tower project. If my mother were alive I most certainly would get one of them for her> She loves to plant herbs and strawberries. It is an ideal planter for a small home or unit living.
Thanks, I thought that one was a good idea too. Sadly, some of our moms have passed. But we still keep them in our hearts. I’m glad you liked the post. Maybe you could pass it along to someone else who you think might like it! Have a wonderful day and thanks again for the comment.
I loved your idea of doing a post for Mother’s Day. Well Done! Life is so short, and having the ability t spend more time with your mother is one of the best gifts in life.
I like how you have laid out your website, and the topic provides wonderful ideas for buying gifts and suggestions on spending the day with your loved ones.
Mother’s idea is a great choice for your post, and no matter where you live in the world or what day Mother’s day is celebrated, it will provide many ideas for people who are not sure what to do or what to buy.
Thanks for the comment Yvonne. I’m glad you liked the post. Life is too short and like you said spending time with your mom is one of the best gifts in life. If you have any questions on the suggestions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
You’ve really given us some great ideas for our moms on Mothers Day Nina. my mum loves gardening but I’ve never thought past just buying her a plant. What a great idea to spend the day planting with her and having a picnic. Even better finding YouTubes that we can enjoy together. I have plans for an awesome Mother’s Day thanks to you.
Thank you, Lily. I’m so glad I could help! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Wow, this is going to be a wonderful Mother’s Day. I have a clear plan now and my mom will be truly happy, that’s for sure.
I had never thought about it, and I am already excited. I will definitely make a video about maybe I will upload it on her brand new youtube channel.
Thank you very much for such wonderful ideas. Now onwards my Mother’s day is going to be very different and wonderful for sure.
I’m so glad you liked the ideas and are able to implement one! I know she’ll be thrilled! Happy Mother’s Day! Let me know how she liked her gift!
You have some really unique ideas on how to spoil a mom who loves gardening. I love the idea of a road trip to the Azalea Festival because even though I am not a gardener, I would love to do just that with my daughter.
Spending time with a loved one is irreplaceable, so spend as much time with your Mom as you can, whether it be a mother’s day or not, because one day she might not be there anymore. My own Mom was taken at the age of 53.
Oh, so young. I’m so sorry. But she’ll always be in your heart. I still think of my mom almost every day. I’m glad you enjoyed my post! I hope you can pass on some of the suggestions to others. Let me know if you were able to find an azalea festival. I’d love to hear from you. Happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks for sharing your views on gardening gifts for mom. Your thoughtful suggestion on spending a full day with our mom is an excellent idea and will perhaps rock her day. Sometimes being with someone is the closest gift one can give. Your other ideas like creating a website on gardening also sounds great.
You’re right. All moms love to spend time with their kids. I’m glad you got some good suggestions from my post. Let me know if you use one. I’d love to hear about the outcome! Happy Mother’s Day!
I am so happy to read your article from today. My daughter just asking yesterday, how to spend a happy day with her mum. I told her the same thing is regardless of what gift to give, it is better she spends some time with her mum doing the same thing they like.
Surprising her with a bouquet of pink carnations is truly a great idea. Go for a picnic is the favorite activity of my wife, but not much for my daughter. I copy and paste your article and send to my daughter, hopefully she gets some idea from your article.
For gardening, is my favorite activity. I have cleaned up a section of my garden and prepare to do something with her during the mother’s day. If in Singapore, I can bring her to join the gardening community but not Johor Bahru.
With the push of your article, I hope my daughter and I can give her a surprise and meaningful mother’s day.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the article and we’re able to get some good ideas for Mother’s Day. It’s always hard to come up with ideas for the mom’s who seem to have it all. Let me know if you used an idea. I’d love to hear from you! Happy Mother’s Day!
These are a lot of great suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts! I wish I had one of those roll and kneeler things when I was gardening. The idea that really caught my eye was making videos. I make videos with my grandaughters and post them to YouTube, although the subject is cooking and crafts, not gardening. It’s a keepsake that never goes away! Long after I’m gone, they’ll be able to watch Lily-Rose: Kindergarten Cook or Khloe Rose: 1st Grade Craft and remember our time together.
That’s a wonderful idea! I’m sure you would enjoy videos of your mom also in years to come. By the way, the roller seat has been a wonderful purchase for me through the years. It has really saved my back! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!