Happy Tuesday! And welcome to another installment of the Tuesdays in the Garden! Today my gardening friends and I are sharing garden related ideas that will make the perfect Mother’s Day Gifts!
Easy Planter Ideas for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to think about flowers and gardening. One of my favorite gifts to receive for Mother’s Day is help in my garden. Since the day usually falls around the frost free date for my zone 5b, I usually get a lot of help in my garden that day, planting, mulching, weeding.
But it’s also fun to give gifts of plants on Mother’s Day too, and I love these easy planter ideas that I’ve put together for you! For my inspiration, I just walked around my little homestead and looked for things I already had. Here are my favorite things to use as planters – and they all make great mother’s day gifts!
- Steel Watering Can – I wouldn’t leave flowers in there full time because I’d rather use the watering can, but it makes a nice vessel in which to put a pretty flower! I had a nice one that was run over last year (whomp!) so I picked this one up at Menards. But Amazon has a beautiful steel watering can too available on Amazon Prime for $25.
- Terra Cotta Pots – they make lovely planters and come in all sizes. I love herbs and flowers in these lovely beauties.
- Steel tubs & pails – this year I made a nice little herb garden out of small steel buckets we used one year as Easter Buckets. I also have bigger steel tubs that I’ve turned into planters of all sorts too. These tubs and pails aren’t really made as planters, so add rocks to the bottom and consider poking drainage holes in them too.
- Pallets – Aren’t pallets awesome? Super versatile and fun! I turned a pallet into a really pretty display last year by adding decorative mason jars too it. Pallets are often free for the taking too if you ask!
- Mason jars – succulents, herbs, little flowers – they all look great in Mason jars! You can pick up these jars at garage stores, Goodwill, and Amazon too. Or get them from your grandma! I have thousands and love them all. They come in blue, green, purple, clear! You can’t go wrong with Mason jars. Since jars don’t drain either, you’ll want to put rocks in the bottom of them as well!
- Wooden boxes – I’ve got lots of little wooden boxes around my homestead. At one point, I used them to collect raw milk jars in, but I don’t get raw milk anymore. It just turned into too much trouble. But I love these wooden boxes. They made great displays when they’re full of plants.
Once you’ve got your planter container of choice, what are you going to do with it? Here are some fun plant combinations I’ve shared on the blog! I would love to get any of these as a gift!
How about more great ideas from my Tuesdays in the Garden Friends?
I hope you’ll check out all of the following posts. I love the ideas these ladies shared today!
Reclaimed Wood Mason Jar Box Planters from Jami
3 Great Garden Gift Ideas from Shelly
Mother’s Day Gardening Gifts from Angie
DIY Garden Tool Box from Diane