Growing, living plants which are easy to care for make great gifts for Easter or Mother’s Day. Make sure that you select strong, healthy plants and your gift will surely bring smiles for a long time to come.
Choosing the Right Gift Plant
When choosing a great gift plant for Waster or Mother’s Day, you should keep a few things in mind. If the person who you are giving the plant to is a gardener, why not choose something that can be planted outside in the garden after danger of frost has passed?
If you are choosing a gift plant for an apartment dweller, you might want to consider something that will do well indoors, or something that is (sigh) a little more disposable.
Mums are great flowering plants. They will make fantastic Easter or Mother’s Day gifts. The flowers are chock full of small thin petals. They flower profusely and are just lovely. You can get Mums in a variety of colors from red to yellow to purple. In addition, if they are planted in the garden at the beginning of the summer, they should be able to establish themselves and return for yours to come.
When choosing Mums, pick out dark green vigorous plants. Check the leaves and flowers to make sure there are no bugs. Make sure that the plant appears vibrant and has no brown or wilting spots.
You should choose a plant which has many blooms which are not yet open. You will probably want one or two flowers to be opening so that the plant looks great as an Easter or Mother’s Day gift and so that you can tell what color it is. Just make sure that there are lots of flowers yet to open.
Bulbs also make great gift plants for Easter or Mother’s Day. Many come in arrangements or baskets and are ‘forced’ for blooming at holiday time. There are many types of bulbs to choose from. These tend to be somewhat disposable, so they make great gifts for apartment dwellers or non gardeners.
Again, when choosing your gift plants, make sure that not all the flowers are opened. Bulbs especially will have a limited number of flowers. You may not want to choose a plant that has any flowers which have opened at all.
Bulbs come in a great variety of gift arrangements. You may be able to find some gift baskets which have traditional Easter colors like yellow and purple. There are daffodils, which are usually yellow, white or pink and have tall slender stalks. For a shorter plant, look for hyacinths. These are lovely with multi-florets. Usually they are purple, white or pink. There are a large variety of bulbs available for Easter or Mother’s Day gifts.
Hydrangeas are fantastic gift plants for Easter or Mother’s Day. They are beautiful plants and have big, showy blooms. They are perfect for gardeners, as they can be planted outside in a sunny to partially shady location. Or, they can be great gifts for anyone because their blooms are so pretty.
Hydrangea blooms are large and round. They are made up of many little florets. They come in blue, purple, pink, red and white. They have broad flat leaves which are also lovely and can be dark green or variegated.
When choosing a Hydrangea as a gift plant for Easter or Mother’s Day, make sure to choose one which is thriving. Try to find one which has no brown spots on its leaves. Also look for a plant with many unopened blooms. Since Hydrangeas are so showy, you may want to pick one which has a few flowers opened.
Lilies are another beautiful gift plant that is perfect for Easter of Mother’s Day. You will want to follow the same rules as above, and pick a plant that is thriving and has many unopened blooms.
Lilies also have large showy flowers and so you many want to choose a plant with a couple of opened flowers. But they will only produce a limited number of flowers, so choose wisely. They can be planted in the garden after danger of frost has passed.
Gift Plants for Easter and Mother’s Day
Your beautiful plant will surely be a hit on Easter or Mother’s Day if you have followed these few simple rules to pick a vibrant and healthy plant. The plant will be a source of enjoyment and lovely flowers for weeks or possibly years to come.