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Gardening gifts for green thumb moms

Still looking for Mother's Day ideas? Check out these budget-friendly presents for gardeners

What better time of year to celebrate Mother's Day than in the springtime when gardening stores and nurseries are in full bloom with plenty of gorgeous gift ideas—perfect for the green thumb mom!

Here are some of our favourites:

mothers-day-sprinkler.jpgRainforest Metal Base Sprinkler
Perfect for the “green” green thumb mom, this cute little model doesn’t use as much water as a typical sprinkler—it has “rain” or “mist” settings—and it's gentle on new seedlings.

Search for a retail location near you.

mothers-day-gloveables.jpgGloveables Household Gloves
Your mom may not dress like Bree from Desperate Housewives when she’s in the garden, but sending her out in these colourful gloves (which the character has worn on the show) will add a touch of glamour to her standard garden uniform.

About $15
Search for a retail location near you.

mothers-day-pc-planter.jpgPC Black Lattice Collection Round Planter
Add this gorgeous, antique-looking planter to your mom’s container collection and fill it with her favourite blooms. It is also available in a window box shape.

Available at Superstores across Canada.

mothers-day-sprouts.jpgSeracon Organic Sprouts Growing Kit
It may be too early to plant all her veggies, but Mom can grow these nutritional little sprouts in three to six days indoors. The kit includes a mason jar and certified organic seeds. Plus, purchasing this kit helps to support the work of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Available at select Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada.

mothers-day-marker-stones.jpgMarker Stones Kit
Give your mom a project that will keep her busy during rainy days when the garden is off limits. This crafty kit comes with coloured concrete and special moulds to make your own decorative signs for the garden.

Available at Lee Valley Tools.

mothers-day-vintage-gardene.jpgA creative gardening workshop
Check out your local florist or nursery and sign Mom up for a gardening seminar. For example, Vintage Gardener in Toronto’s historic Distillery District hosts a wide range of seasonal workshops including creating hydrangea wreaths or a lavender hedge.

Prices will vary.

mothers-day-seed-box.jpgThe Kitchen Garden Box
The Kitchen Garden Box from Quirk Books is like a recipe organizer, but the “recipe” cards not only hold veggie recipes, there are other helpful seed-planting tips and tricks, as well.

Available at your local bookstore or

Published May 2009

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