What a Mom Wants: Gardening Gift Guide for 2022
Gardening gift ideas every mom deserves and will love
Mom deserves the best – this year and every year. The strength we have found this past year has been rooted in Mom, so give her a gardening gift that will bring a smile to her face and make her home beautiful for months – even years – to come.
C-Bite Plant Support Kit from Thriving Design
This Mother’s Day, give mom a gift that grows! C-BITE garden clips make gardening a snap, cleverly connecting garden stakes and ties into custom shapes and structures. Like tinker toys for the garden, C-BITEs connect into simple, sturdy plant supports that help grow a vast range of plants, from dahlias to tomatoes. This 5’ plant support kit has everything needed to build a cage, trellis, or any combination. Available in cheery Tangerine orange or Incognito green. Get the complete package: garden stakes, C-BITE clips, and safety caps.
• Price: $29.99
• Where to buy: ThrivingDesign.com.
ScentAmazing™ Gardenia from Southern Living® Plant Collection
For a multigenerational garden with something special for everyone, nothing beats an enchanting gardenia. ScentAmazing™ Gardenia provides reblooming fragrant white blossoms from spring through fall, with glossy evergreen foliage that lends year-round beauty. Whether it’s lending bountiful blooms to Mom’s landscape or shining as a cut flower on Grandma’s table, ScentAmazing Gardenia is a true beauty, thriving in USDA Zones 7a-10b.
• Price: $19.98
• Where to buy: PlantsByMail.com.
Support Baby Pollinators
If you love pollinators as much as we do, you’ll know they love native plants. But what we don’t love is the stress of trying to find the right plants for the right region. Garden for Wildlife, from the National Wildlife Federation, has curated collections of native plants that support the most species of bees, birds, and butterflies – and all selected by region. These beautiful blooms are proven to double wildlife to garden in just one season and add variety, color, and texture. Once they arrive, grab a shovel and help your mom plant with a purpose.
• Price: $69.95
• Where to buy: various sites
While some people love weeding, there are always other things Mom could be doing. Created by the inventor of Roomba, the Tertill weeding robot organically controls weeds, eliminating the need for herbicides and weed block. How does it work? Its wheels churn up the top layer of soil, looking for baby weeds and chopping them down before they have a chance to grow. Love that! Solar-powered and weatherproof, this handy device is as effective as hand weeding – but so much easier.
Autumn Majesty® from Encore® Azalea
Bring a burst of on-trend purple to Mom’s yard this spring with the vibrant Autumn Majesty® Encore® Azalea. Autumn Majesty produces masses of purple blooms from spring all the way through fall. Its lush, color-saturated flowers are packed with layers of petals for a ruffled appearance, while vibrant green foliage stays bright all year long. A petite pick, it’s perfect for containers and accent plantings. This cold-hardier Encore® Azalea thrives in USDA Zone 6A and above. Autumn Majesty loves the sun; four to six hours of direct sun or filtered shade makes for exceptional blooms.
• Price: From $21.99
• Where to buy: PlantsByMail.com and a garden center near you
Park Seed's Flower Seed Bio Dome Collection
Park's Bio Dome and Flower Seed Collection is an excellent choice for moms! Any gardener—beginner or seasoned pro—will love it, but it's also a fantastic gift for the whole family, perfect for a family project. It's a tremendous tool for teaching children how things grow, helping them appreciate the time and care it takes to sprout seedlings they planted themselves. And think of the experiments you can do. Did someone say at-home science fair? This collection includes the original 60-cell Bio Dome and 8 seed packets to grow some of the most robust and easy-to-grow classic garden favorites.
• Price: $69.95
• Where to buy: ParkSeed.com
Petite Knock Out Rose
A new petite rose is sure to win Mom over. Star Roses & Plants’ new Petite Knock Out Rose is the first-ever miniature Knock Out® Rose. It has the same flowering ability, bright color, and easy maintenance as The Knock Out® Rose, now in a revolutionary, petite size. Mom can plant it up in a decorative container for her porch or patio or in mass for a dramatic pop of bold red color in her garden. Visit KnockOutRoses.com for more information.
• Price $15.00 - $40.00 depending on size
• Where to Buy: https://www.knockoutroses.com/retailers
Bushel and Berry Hanging Blueberry Baskets
Give the gift of delicious summer fruit, and choose one of the new low-maintenance blueberry plants from Bushel and Berry that are perfect in hanging baskets and containers. New this spring are two delicious varieties (Midnight Cascade and Sapphire Cascade) that offer rich antioxidant fruit all season long. Both offer a cascading habit and are best suited for zones 5-9. Visit BushelAndBerry.com for more information.
Mom Downsize Recently? The Folding Watering Can and Collapsible Bucket from Centurion were created with storage and mobility in mind.
Their heavy-duty, non-porous silicone material offers superior strength, while the foldable and detachable parts allow freedom to use these products in any space. The Folding Bucket is perfect for gardening, boating, and camping, while the Watering Can doubles as a storage container. For more information, visit CenturionBrands.com.
Give Now, Enjoy for Months
Summer bulbs, such as lilies and dahlias, offer a chance to extend the Mother’s Day experience. A gift of bulbs in May promises beautiful blooms to enjoy with Mom in a few months. Make planting a summer bulb garden with Mom and the kids or grandchildren the new spring tradition. Or pot up a few summer bulbs in a glazed pot for her to watch grow. She’ll love the anticipation of summer and of the date the family gathers again to see how the garden has grown. Available at your local garden center.
• Price: Varies
• Where to buy: Local Garden Centers and Online Flower Bulb Retailers
New RARE Plant
Alocasia Dawn is an exotic RARE plant with striking color patterns and variations that will be a big hit for any plant lover. Its large, heart shaped, glossy leaves marbled with tones of light green and white make this a unique plant and an ideal focal point for any patio, porch, deck or garden. Alocasia Dawn can also be enjoyed indoors as a houseplant. Placement near a window is ideal since this slow-growing variety enjoys bright, indirect light.
• Price: $345
• Where to buy: Amazon