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The 12 Garden Gifts Mom Really Wants

Does your mom love to garden? Or maybe she just enjoys spending time on the patio surrounded by flowers. Mother's Day is the perfect occasion to treat her to a gift she truly wants.

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Look Good and Stay Safe

Mom knows it’s important to protect her skin from the sun when she’s gardening, but let’s face it, most sun hats are not pretty. Give mom this reversible, packable bucket hat and she’ll be able to protect her skin without looking like a dork. Here are 10 summer safety tips for you to keep in mind no matter where your day takes you.

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Give a Gift that Keeps on Giving

Do you know your mom’s favorite flower? If not, find out and give her some—not in a vase, but to plant in her garden. A plant is a gift she’ll enjoy all summer.

If mom’s yard is shaded, give her one of these 11 easy-to-grow plants that add color to your shade garden.

Here are 10 inexpensive plants that will make your garden pop.

Buy a Dipladenia Mandevilla plant, like the one shown here, now on Amazon.

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A Place for Her Climbers

Does mom love clematis and other climbing flowers? If so, she’ll love this trellis. Or, you could build her this classic cedar and copper trellis.

Here are 10 plans for planters and trellises you can build yourself.

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For the Mom Who Likes to Get ‘er Done

The perfect gift for your DIYer mom is just a click away with a gift subscription to DIY University’s online Quick Classes. She can choose from a wide variety of projects such as building storage shelves for her garden shed, adding an outdoor electrical outlet and many more. And you can get 20% off of this winning gift idea right now by using the coupon code MOTHERSDAY20.

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Garden Seat

If mom spends a lot of time tending and weeding her garden, one of the gifts she might really want for Mother’s Day is a garden stool. This one has a place for storing tools and wheels that make moving it along the garden row a breeze. For a more permanent place to sit, rest in the garden, you can build this beautiful garden bench in a weekend.

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Don’t Touch Mom’s Tools

One problem with gardening tools is that other people use them and don’t take proper care of them or put them back where they found them. So, one of the gifts mom really wants is her own set of gardening tools, labeled so no one will dare touch them! Father’s Day is just around the corner. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas your dad will love.

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Gardens Need Guardian Angels

One of the gifts mom really wants for Mothers Day is someone to watch over her garden when she’s away. A garden fairy or gnome could work, or she may prefer this guardian angel.

Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to yard decor? Check out these 10 lawn ornaments you’ll either love or hate.

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Top-Rated Tool

This gardening tool is not cute or flashy, but it’s designed by gardeners, for gardeners, and they all love it! The CobraHead weeding and cultivating tool is made in the U.S.A. and has a 5-star rating on Amazon.

Do you have weeds in your yard? Check out our Ultimate Guide to a Weed-free Landscape.

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Trouble-Free Garden Hose

Garden hoses that leak, kink and come up short are frustrating. What mom really wants is a new expandable hose this year for Mother’s Day. Here’s a handy hint for how to store your hose tangle-free.

Check out these instructions for how to build a hose reel hideaway.

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360° Sprinkler

A versatile, reliable sprinkler is a thoughtful gift for any mom who loves to garden, and this one saves water and doesn’t leak!

Lawn and garden sprinklers come in all shapes and sizes. Find the best sprinkler for your yard here.

If mom has an in-ground sprinkler system but it needs repairing, you could fix it for her! This guide tells you how.

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Garden Journal

Gardeners like to keep notes on how their plants and seeds performed, ideas for next year’s garden and their wish list for new plants and garden decor. Get mom this garden journal so she can keep all of her ideas in one place.

Here are a couple of links to share with your garden-loving mom: Tips planning the perfect garden and 20 Tips for gardeners on the go.

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Container Gardening Display

Maybe mom’s garden is restricted to the patio or deck. If so, give her this Amish-inspired wagon so she can showcase her plants and easily switch out plants for the various seasons.

And if you want to add a few new plants to your gift, here are the 11 best plants for container gardening.

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A Good Read

Gardeners love to dream and plan all year long, and they love to read about what other gardeners are doing. Give your mom a gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to Birds & Blooms magazine.

Here are 13 foolproof tips to attract birds to your yard.

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Carol J. Alexander
Carol J. Alexander is a Virginia writer specializing in sustainable/green living, home remodeling, and lifestyle topics. Since 2007, her work has appeared in Grit, AcreageLife, Hobby Farms, and over 70 other national, regional, and local print publications, as well as online. Carol helps clients position themselves as an authority in the marketplace by providing easy-to-understand, educational content that attracts readers, answers their questions, and meets their needs.

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