Entry #1139, May 1, 2012
When we think of Mother’s Day we usually think of giving a bouquet of flowers, but what about giving a colorful display of outdoor plants? There is no question that plants can provide a lot of benefits in your outdoor home, and Mom will enjoy them too! Mother’s Day has always been signified with color and when you improve an outdoor home with colorful plants, it makes the surrounding more lively and picturesque.
Here are tips to bring more color to Mom’s outdoor home:
Bring nature back to her home:
The presence of colorful plants catches the attention of bees and butterflies to roam around your surroundings. This makes it more attractive and scenic. This enhancement needs to be properly planned to be successful. However, you may consider these few tips to improve your plants:
Place plants in colorful plastic cans, cups or container.
This is a great way to help our environment and beautify your surroundings as well. Recycle used materials like an empty cup of noodles, soda cans or anything that can be used as flowerpot. You may decide on using the same type of materials or combine different materials. Other ideas include: Have your kids decorate pails with colorful chalkboard paint, decorate terra cotta pots in bright colors, or use repurposed or vintage containers that used to have different purposes.
Ensure your Mom can maintain the plants
While the plants may look beautiful on the shelf, ensure your Mom can maintain your beautiful blooms you give. Buy plants that are easily trimmable or require little upkeep. If your Mom has a green thumb, see to it that you trim your plants according to the style or landscape you want your colorful plants to portray before giving it to her. Use a thin tie wire to serve as a guide for trimming the plants. If tie wire is not available, you can use nylon or a guitar string as an alternative. Take your time in trimming so that you will have the desired output you expected.
Mom will love the color it brings to her outdoor home, and you will love seeing your gift grow for years into the future!
Happy gift giving!