Gardening Gifts for Mother's Day 2008

Gardening Gifts for Mother's Day 2008
Show your mom you care with very special gifts. It’s easy to shop find gardening gifts for Mother’s Day.

Choose items that make gardening easier. For tall gardeners, tools with extra long handles reduce strain on the back.

All-purpose tools really come in handy, and make it easy on gardeners. The spork makes it easy to plant, weed, and edge. This unique innovative tool has sharp points to make digging quick and easy.

How about a container water garden? Besides being absolutely gorgeous, these are easy to set up. They’re perfect for decks and patios.

A set of matching or coordinating planters would make a welcome Mother’s Day gift. Just check to be sure they have drainage holes. Classic terra cotta and clay are very sturdy. However, they can be heavy. In certain situations, a lighter alternative is the best choice.

For fun-loving folks, a natural bamboo duck pot would be just the thing. This is ideal for houseplants. The bamboo is polished and carved to look just like a wooden duck. It has an opening for plants. In addition, it has a drainage hole.

For container gardeners, I highly recommend the new Rustiks line of pot accents. These are 100% natural, dried plant materials that add visual interest and balance to combo plantings. They come in various colors, heights, and shapes. In addition to being suitable for container plantings, they could also be added to Mother’s Day bouquets.

Garden kits would be a very good choice for this holiday. The Gifts that Bloom line includes special Mother’s Day Garden Kits. These beautifully packaged kits include an attractive container filled with potting soil and fertilizer along with seeds. Once the seedlings are large enough, they can be transplanted into the garden.

When it comes to gardening gifts, a garden gift basket simply can’t be beat. Choose an attractive spring basket, and fill it with ergonomic hand tools, gardening aids, summer bulbs, and seeds from Renee’s Garden. Renee's specialties include cottage garden flowers, gourmet vegetables, and culinary herbs. You can purchase Renee's seeds at grden stores as well as online.

For 2008, Renee’s has added many exciting new varieties. These include a delightful new ornamental grass called Spiky Blue. This is one variety I can hardly wait to try. Less than a foot in height, this is a wonderful change from the classic blue fescue. Spiky Blue has very fine leaves that are silvery tinged blue-green. These fan out from the base in the shape of a fan.

For 2008, Renee’s has also added Green Fingers, a Persian baby cucumber as well as Little Prince container eggplant, Bon Jour early bicolor corn, and the irresistible, award winning French Perfume lavender. Among the new flowers for 2008 are Apricot Blush cutting zinnias, and Bridal Veil white nigella.

Help your gardening mom get organized with a Pretty File Tote from the Galison Home Office Collection. This trendy, expanding file system is attractive enough for a tabletop or desk. It has eight dividers, which would be great for filing and storing gardening notes and records, seeds, clippings, and garden photos. This measures 11½ x 12½ x 3½. The elastic enclosure is very easy to use. This sturdy, heavy duty tote has a die cut handle that is easy to grasp. For 2008 there are several tote designs that will be especially suitable for gardeners. My favorite is the Origami Lane. The quintessential choice for spring, this would be especially nice for Mother’s Day. This nature-inspired design with a profusion of pastel pink spring flowers is accented with pastel stripes of yellow dots and pink, calico-like blooms.

With the tote, include a matching set of the Origami Lane folders, which are sold separately. This set includes eight file folders, two each of four designs along with 20 labels.

Make it easy for your mom to keep in touch by including a set of Galison’s new Social Notes. For gardeners choose the William Morris Garden Tulip Social Notes. This set has a fold-down magnetic closure. This gorgeous box contains 20 social notecards with ten of each design along with 20 pink envelopes. The two designs, Jasmine Wallpaper and Garden Tulip Wallpaper, are by William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. When empty, the box can be used to store seeds or other items.

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