I’m not much of a gardener but I do have a preference when it comes to flowers. When I was pregnant with my toddler, I planted bulb flowers in my yard. She is 2 1/2 now and her flowers have been blooming every year since! I don’t even do anything special – each Spring they pop up and it is always a wonderful surprise that they survived yet another winter.
I think potted bulbs make a great gift for Mother’s Day because they are the type of flowers that will grow each year. The difference between giving potted bulbs as opposed to a bouquet of flowers is that the potted bulbs will come up every year. A bouquet of flowers will just wither away within a week and end up in the garbage.
Oddly enough, when you give a potted bulb as a gift, it may seem odd to the recipient because the bulb may not be in bloom yet. Once it sprouts it is a beautiful gift that comes back every year. This is a fun project to do with the kids as well! They can be part of planting a potted bulb for grandma and even decorate the pot!
You can purchase potted bulbs at grocery stores, garden centers, and flower shops. Once you figure out what type of flower bulbs and what color you are getting, you can get a matching pot or decorate your own. Adding fun elements such as decorative potting soil (like that used for orchids) or pretty ribbons would be a nice touch.
Potted bulbs are great for any occasion, not just Mother’s Day, so keep it in mind next time you need a unique gift for someone. I think this is what everyone is getting on my birthday list this year!