Seems we’re wired to respond to flowers. Who hasn’t smiled at the first fearless crocus stretching through the snow? A handful of homegrown Hydrangeas. The wraparound porch lined with lush hanging baskets. Pretty, well-placed containers or trellises of Gardenias. Geraniums, Mandevilla and Dipladenias.
We know that plants and flowers have the power to pump up curb appeal and property value, they scrub CO2 from the air, stop soil erosion and attract the birds and the bees. All more than noble accomplishments. But the truth is, flowers remind us to appreciate the beauty around us in every form. Plants and flowers embody much of what we’re really looking for this Mother’s Day.
Chances are good that when you give mom a gift you come as part of the package. Meaning, Mother’s Day is best spent together. That’s what moms really want. Flowers and plants in pretty pottery or even in trays straight from the garden center (no wrap required), give us just cause to celebrate together with our families and friends and to do it in the good company of a beautiful backdrop.
Not just for three-year-olds anymore. For all the fun that comes with family time, moms of all ages need a little downtime, too. It’s rare and chances are few and far between, so when we have the chance to sneak away and indulge ourselves, even a little, it’s a real treat.
That’s why gift cards have traditionally been so popular on Mother’s Day. Forget the old objection that they’re not personal. What could be more personal than the chance to choose for yourself? Especially when someone knows your favorite local shops and you have fresh spring plants and flowers to choose from.
Beautiful little reminders of the way your family feels about you.
You think of your kids every time you clip from and cook with the row of herbs on your sunny kitchen counter. Or appreciate how your husband had the foresight to have Heirloom roses or Endless Summer Hydrangeas planted right outside your office window where the spring-to-fall blooms fill the room with fragrance. We love these little reminders of affection and the fact that they have serious sentimental value. Plants and flowers can be fresh, living reminders of our most important relationships.
To remember what’s important.
For all their beauty and charm, flowers aren’t the only things women want this Mother’s Day. There’s gratitude, respect and love and so many things to say. But can you think of a more beautiful way to start the conversation?
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