Posies and Petals: Tips for Buying Mother’s Day Flowers This Year
Whether you’re looking for fresh cut flowers to grace your mom’s table top, flowering potted plants for a gift that keeps giving, or hanging baskets to remind her that her front porch will always feel like home to you, Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce have the Mother’s Day flowers you need to tell your mother how much she means to you this year.
Mother’s Day is just a few short days away. What do you get for the woman who gave you life? While there’s nothing you can ever buy to repay her for what she’s done for you–the sacrifices she’s made or the love she’s given–flowers are a classic for a reason. Flowers represent life and love and gratitude–the perfect combination of sentiments for Mother’s Day. They’re the ideal gift for the woman who has everything or is just content with what she has. You can never have too much of a beautiful thing!
When it comes to flowers, you have options. Your choices range from very low maintenance fresh-cut flowers (just pick them out and put them in water) to flowering potted plants, which require a little more care, but keep on keeping on. Whatever you think is the right option for your mom, we have the highest quality Mother’s Day flowers around and a great selection from which to choose. Here, we’ve devised a simple guide to get you started:
4 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Mother’s Day Flowers
1. Choose Your Type
You know your mom best, so this part is up to you. Take a moment to consider your mother’s lifestyle and preferences. Is she a vase-on-the-table kind of girl or does she love being out in her garden? Does her porch or patio have a perfect spot for a hanging basket? Here are some options to consider:
It doesn’t get simpler than fresh-cut flowers! These are a great option if your mother has a notoriously black thumb or simply doesn’t have an interest in caring for plants (she cared for you all those years, she deserves a break!) but still appreciates the thoughtfulness and temporary beauty of a bouquet. Here at Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce, we have a great selection of fresh cut flowers. Choose from bright, colorful tulip buds for a sweet spring look. Or you can’t go wrong with classic roses. If you don’t know your mom’s favorite flower, grab one of our beautifully arranged mixed bouquets for a gift that’s sure to make her smile.
Hanging baskets are a great option if your mother has an outdoor space she loves! Whether it’s a porch, patio or pergola, hanging baskets will greet your mother with color and cheer every time she steps outside. Hanging baskets are a great alternative to potted plants if space on the ground is limited, as in a small patio or porch, or if she loves garden flowers but has no garden. Hanging baskets often include vining plants or flowers that creep over the edge and give the whole space a lovely fragrance.
It’s a little non-traditional, but maybe vegetable starters are right up your mom’s alley! If pumpkin sprouts and sugar snap peas will make her heart happy, who’s to say they’re not the perfect alternative to Mother’s Day flowers? Check out our variety of tomato starts, butternut squash plants, and cucumbers. Or contribute to her herb garden with our cilantro, parsley, and chive starters. For the more practical mom who likes to eat what she grows, our quality vegetable starters will be just the thing for her this Mother’s Day.
Flowering Potted Plants
Flowering plants can be kept indoors or out. They’re a great choice for assisted living or apartment living where gardening is not an option. Maybe your mother loves the idea of growing flowers, but doesn’t want the responsibility of a full garden. Just a few potted plants are a great place to start! Right now, Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce have an especially beautiful assortment of colorful African Violets and Non-Stop Begonias, both excellent indoor plants. If you’re looking for an outdoor plant, our Canna Lillies and Iceland Poppies offer a beautiful pop of color.
2. Get Specific
Now that you’ve decided the general type of Mother’s Day flowers to buy, there are a few more considerations to make. Nailing down the specifics will help you get her something you know she’ll love and can care for without too much inconvenience.
Do you know what kind of flower your mom loves? If you’re not big into surprises, ask her! For fresh-cut, this isn’t a huge deal due to the temporary nature of them. But it might be worth knowing for sure if she has strong preferences, since she’ll likely be the one caring for live plants.
Pick a color you know your mom loves! Take cues from her space and her clothes if you don’t know offhand. If buying outdoor flowers, make sure you buy flowers in a color that compliments the exterior of her house.
If you’re choosing a live plant, knowing a little about your plant’s new home is vital. When buying your plant, keep in mind if it’s meant to be an outdoor plant or an indoor plant. Some plants, like our African Violets, thrive in indoor environments. Others, like our beautiful Salvia Blues, are primarily outdoor plants. In the same way, some hanging baskets–like our gorgeous Fuschia baskets–like a semi-sunny area, while others–like our “Madison Avenue” variety hanging basket–do best with lots of sun!
Fresh-cut flowers will only need water and a vase. But living flowers will need a little extra love. Consider what level of care your plant is likely to receive. If you walk in with an idea of how often your mother is able to water her flowers, it might guide you to a higher or lower maintenance plant. Bonus gift: consider offering “plant care services” along with your Mother’s Day Flowers! It’ll give you an excuse to visit more often and take the responsibility off her plate.
3. Read Up
Once you’ve chosen the perfect flowers for the mother in your life, be sure to read the care instructions. Degree of complication varies, but knowing proper care will ensure to set your mom up for success with flowers (or vegetables) that will stay healthy all year long!
4. Don’t Forget the Pot!
For a finishing touch, check out our huge assortment of quality ceramic pots! This is essential if you’ve chosen a potted flowering plant for your mother. We have a wide variety of sizes and colors from which to choose. Some pots and potted plants are easy pairs! Literally just drop the potted plant into the ceramic pot, and they pair perfectly with no messy topsoil to deal with! We know you’ll find what you need here at Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce. Swing by for a great deal on ceramic pots today!
Make Your Mother Smile with Mother’s Day Flowers
Whether you’re buying flowers for your mom, a woman in your life who is like a mother to you, the mother of your children, or another special mom in your life, you can’t go wrong with beautiful, quality flowers from Tacoma Boys or H&L Produce! Our plants are sourced locally, so you can feel great about shopping local for your Mother’s Day flowers this year.