Mother's Day Gifts
Our pick for Mother's Day gifts: Books, dishes, vases, and a compost container!
If you're in the market for a gift for your Mom for Mother's Day, we've rounded up ten fun gifts, ranging from $11 to $145, for her home and garden.
For those of you planning on sending flowers, David Austin roses (old-fashioned garden roses) are now available for delivery; here's our slide show of the eight varities that were developed especially for the cut flower market. And for the super-practical mom, how about a new trowel? Our four favorites.
Vegetable Quilt Kit
Everything your mom needs to make this mini quilt is included: instructions, templates, and fabric.
La Boite Verte
Grow your herbs on this neat multi-tiered planter.
Yellow and Orange Poppy Dish
This dish is great for holding a small candle, trinkets, or small treats. These dishes (they come in other colors as well) are handmade by a 17-year old in North Carolina, who calls her mom, a fellow potter, her mentor. (Aww! Who can resist a cute mother's day story behind the gift?)
In Your Garden and In Your Garden Again
Vita Sackville-West, the woman behind Sissinghurst's famed garden, wrote a gardening column for U.K.'s Guardian newspaper from 1946 to 19661, and the first two volumes of her columns are anthologized in In Your Garden and In Your Garden Again. These two volumes of classic gardening advice are collected in a beautiful cloth-bound edition from The Folio Society.
3-Quart Ceramic Compost Keeper
Designed for the kitchen, this jar is great for putting in kitchen scraps before taking them out to the compost pile. With an odor filter in the lid, this is a pretty alternative to a plastic bucket.
Frances Palmer Bud Vase
Frances Palmer is an avid gardner herself and it shows in her vase designs—each has an organic, fluid shape sculpted to show off blooms at their best. The Pearl Collection is a more affordable line of pieces, molded on Palmer's hand-thrown originals and hand-glazed.
Moleskine Gardening Journal
Mom can keep track of her gardening inspirations, seed info, planting info and more in this gardening journal. With information about hardiness zones, grids for designing your garden, and stickers to help you organize the journal, this is a nice way to keep the memories of your garden throughout the year.