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Great Way to Make Mother’s Day about Your Kids

May 8, 2017

I pass this suggestion along just about every Mother’s Day because it is a great idea that is guaranteed to be remembered as an extra special surprise for Mom or Grandma.  (I asked Rita if she could help me think of a better idea that did not involve expensive jewelry and she said this idea works for her.)

So here’s the plan:  This Mother’s Day weekend your family makes a visit to the local garden center to pick up the components for an extra special Mother’s Day gift. And… the best part is Mom (or Grandma) is in on the “picking-out-part.”  She selects a container, several herb or flowering plants and the secret ingredient to success:  Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix.

Then here is the cool part.  When you get home you teach your kids how to plant the container.  Kids learn something cool, Mom is impressed that she has such a thoughtful family, and oh yes… you score some extra points that are sure to come in handy.

Note to Mom:  Hint dropping is allowed in this instance!

This video gives you some planting tips:

We planted a single Mexican Feather Grass in the center. We then surrounded it with 3 ‘Golden Ingot’ Ivy plants, 3 ‘Golden Globe’ Lysimachia (Creeping Jenny) and 3 ‘Charmed Wine’ Oxalis plants. (click photo to enlarge)

Select herbs that have different colors and textures. Pinch frequently to enjoy fresh herbs in the kitchen and to keep the container looking good. (Click photo to enlarge)

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