When you give your mum a plant for Mother`s Day, you acknowledge the time, effort and love she put into raising you. Fresh flowers are popular gifts on this holiday, but a bouquet of roses, while beautiful, is temporary. Gifts that can be grown and nurtured are particularly significant to mum, making Mother`s Day plants a popular gift option.
Flowering plants add a touch of colour and a pleasing scent to your mother`s home, and can serve as a lasting reminder of your affection and appreciation. Roses are popular for this holiday. Particularly small pot roses, which offer a bright burst of colour.
Orchids offer an exotic option, and may be purchased in a variety of shades. If your mother`s tastes are more traditional, consider conventional plants. Hydrangeas, kalanchoe and campanula all grow well indoors and can be purchased in pots or decorative baskets.
Shrubs and Trees
For a truly lasting gift, consider giving mother a tree. Many florists offer potted saplings for Mother`s Day gifting, which can be easily replanted. To make your mother feel even more appreciated, when giving her a sapling offer to come back at a later date and help her transplant it to its permanent location. This way you have given her a material gift, with the promise of the further gift of time together.
Select a tree that bears flowers or fruit to help your mother get the most enjoyment from her gift. Lemon, orange and crab apple trees are popular fruiting options. Magnolias, dogwoods and and several varieties of cherry tree produce colourful, attractive flowers. Trees will grow sturdier and more successfully when they are native to the area, so keep this in mind when making your choice.