Alright, party people. After five straight weeks of celebrations on our blog, we’re ending the party on a high note by celebrating mom. This Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day (hey dads and kids — you’re welcome for the reminder). If your mom is the outdoorsy type, or if you are a mom who’s doing whatever the heck she darn well pleases this weekend, we put together this crash course on having the ultimate Mother’s Day gardening experience. Without further ado, we hope you enjoy this brief Mother’s Day gardening guide.
Planning Your Mother’s Day Gardening Adventure
Choosing your Mother’s Day flowers can mean one of two things. You can always stop by our garden center and nursery, where one of our highly trained garden experts will help you pick an awesome potted plant or floral arrangement to give mom. The other way to think about this is choosing flowers to plant with her during your Mother’s Day gardening adventure 2016! If that’s the case, here are a few ideas for what’s best to plant in May:
- Sunflowers: These cheerful annuals are guaranteed to brighten up any landscape design. They make it onto lots of May planting lists, but you might need to hold onto these for a few more weeks because they like warm soil and it’s been pretty chilly around here this week. Once it’s warm enough, though, they’ll grow tall and fast. With good soil and plenty of water, they’ll grow 4 to 5 feet tall. Sunflowers also need plenty of sunlight (surprise!), as well as some moist soil.
- Marigold: This versatile and low-maintenance annual grows 8 to 36 inches tall and blooms with rich oranges and yellows, making this an excellent container, bedding, or border flower. Marigolds are also often used as companion plants to distract pests that damage fruits and veggies. They enjoy full sun exposure, too.
- Zinnias: These annuals won’t show up until late June or early July, but you have to plant ‘em now if you want them in your summer garden. Zinnias are native to Mexico (féliz Cinco de Mayo!), grow 2 to 3 feet tall, 6 to 12 inches wide, and bloom in a variety of colors and sizes. They prefer well-draining, fertile, partially shaded soil.
As for getting the actual planting done, we’ve conveniently already written a couple blog posts in the past to help your prepare for your Mother’s Day gardening extravaganza. You can find those here and here. And if your mom is more into planting edible gardens than flower beds, well we’ve written about that too. Find that post right here.
Before we leave, we also want to link you to this awesome Mother’s Day gardening activity we found for moms and grandmoms out there with some youngsters. Check out Mama Rosemary’s Mother’s Day Fairy Garden here.
The Best Gift of All?
To really wow her this Sunday, tell mom that Evergreen Gene’s is coming to help her create gorgeous gardens, luscious landscapes, or maybe even some hearty hardscapes. Alternatively, you can plan a trip with her to our top notch garden center and nursery to treat her to a new arsenal of gardening tools and necessities. We’d be more than happy to help you make Mother’s Day 2016 one to truly remember. Give us a call at the shop or shoot us an email with any questions as you plan your Mother’s Day gardening experience.
Happy Mother’s Day from Evergreen Gene’s!
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