Cut flowers fade and die soon after gifting them. Why not give Mom—or any special person in your life—a gift that will give them joy for more than a week?
- Container gardens
- Plants in containers and hanging baskets are great for small spaces and larger landscapes alike. They can create a pop of color on a porch or patio, and they can be moved easily. They can even be brought indoors if the temperatures dip toward frost or a spring hailstorm hits.
- Local garden centers offer ready-made container combinations with bright annuals that are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Or you can design a container that is customized to their tastes—whether it’s with favorite colors or edible plants. Annual flowers, veggie containers and herb gardens can all be grown easily in containers on porches and backyard patios or balconies in garden-level apartments or high-rise condos.
- Hanging baskets
- For even more space-saving ability, consider a hanging basket. If your loved one doesn’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of low-maintenance houseplants or succulent options in containers. Even small cactus and succulent gardens can still provide color. Not only do many have colorful blooms, but the plants themselves can be found in shades of red, pink, blue, and violet.
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