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Thursday, May 3, 2012

What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

Hey, Dads and Kids - Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th. What are you planting for Mom?
Planting, you say? Yes...
...a great idea is to pick up a tree, shrub, or hardy perennial for the yard or patio.

Does she stop and admire peonies or roses every time she passes them … or enjoy watching the birds feed on holly berries during the winter … or just have a spot in the yard or garden where shade is needed?

These are all good clues as to what the right choice might be. Your local nursery will have advice on which varieties will do well, and they're our best source of healthy plant material.
It'll be extra nice if you plant it with her or present it in a beautiful pot or urn!
For a full selection of hardy trees, shrubs, tropical plants, perennials, annuals, or herbs, visit these local businesses in Louisville and Southern Indiana:

Frank Otte (multiple Louisville locations)
Maple Crossing
The Plant Kingdom
Thieneman Greenhouse (specializing in Herbs & Perennials)
Hidden Hill Nursery
Walnut Ridge

Another thought is to plan a visit to Bernheim Arboretum And Research Forest where you & Mom, or the whole family, can enjoy the amazing trails and views … and perhaps participate in one of their many programs or events together. Bernheim has an award-winning Visitor's Center and 14,000 acres of forest, fauna, water, wildlife, and art (The Sculpture Collection and the new 'stick work' installation by Patrick Dougherty is worth the trip alone!).

By the way, their BloomFest & Plant Sale falls on the Saturday after Mother's Day, where you & Mom can pick out plants AND have lunch together. Bernheim has a lovely restaurant, Isaac's Cafe, that offers a fresh seasonal menu featuring salads, sandwiches, and desserts made in-house daily. The menu changes throughout the season based on the availability of fresh, local produce.

Contributed by Amy Holley, owner of HolleyWrap, Louisville's Premier Gifting Service.


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