GIFT IDEAS, Gifts for HER | April 22, 2009

Creative Ways to Give Plants for Mother’s Day

vertical garden by flora grubb

Forget the typical floral arrangements this year and be original with your Mother’s Day gift. I spot three ideas that would make a lasting impression. The focal point of a courtyard garden designed by Floral Grubb is this succulent vertical garden. Sempervivum and a little horizontal bed with Myers asparagus and echeveria create an amazing vertical garden. What is more impressive with this view is that the courtyard has a concrete deep soaking bath.

succulents planted in fine china tea cups

Floral Grubb also did the succulents planted in china cups. If you wish to do-it-yourself visit a flea market to find an assortment of fine China cups and saucers. You can also use teapots or cream and sugar pots. Either bring your vessels to your florist or plant the succulents yourself. Tie a nice handmade tag to the handle. Write on the tag how to take care of the plant.

grow your own edible flowers

Growing your own vegetable garden is all the rage. Why not give your mother a potted garden filled with leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, fresh herbs and edible flowers? As a premise to her gift, you can serve this salad made with arugula, feta, pine nuts and edible flowers. It is the salad recipe by The Lylah Blog.

CREDITS:
+ Vertical Garden: Flora’s blog
+ Succulents in a tea cup: Apartment Therapy San Francisco
+ Edible flowers salad and Flower Beds: The Lylah Blog

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2 Responses to “Creative Ways to Give Plants for Mother’s Day”

  1. Que de belles idées!la murale est absolument superbe, et j’aime l’idée de recycler des tasses en pots pour les plantes.

  2. Wow, Kim…I’m so deeply honored that you’d add my little eating flowers post to your place here. Thanks so much! Lylah