Our Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the nurturing figures in our lives than with gifts that bloom and grow, just like their love for us? We have curated a delightful selection of plant-related goodies that are sure to bring a smile to any green-thumbed matriarch. Whether your mom is a seasoned gardener or just beginning to cultivate her own little oasis, there’s something here for every garden enthusiast. Let’s dive into our Mother’s Day gift guide and discover the perfect present to honor the special women in our lives!

Gardening Accessories



1. Roses - Symbolizing love and beauty, roses are a timeless gift for Mother’s Day. McDonald Garden Center offers a variety of rose bushes in different colors and sizes. From classic reds to delicate pinks, these beauties will add elegance to any garden. Care Tip: Plant roses in well-draining soil, provide ample sunlight, and water regularly for lush blooms. Here are some of our favorite varieties in stock now: 

  • Julia Child Rose
  • Ketchup & Mustard Rose
  • Petite Knock Out Rose


2. Hydrangeas - Known for their stunning clusters of flowers, hydrangeas are a favorite among gardeners. Our hydrangea selection boasts vibrant hues and long-lasting blooms. These versatile shrubs can be planted in gardens or kept in containers for a pop of color on the patio. Care Tip: Keep soil consistently moist and provide partial shade for best results. Here are some we have right now that mom will love: 

  • Endless Summer Hydrangea
  • Summer Crush Hydrangea
  • Eclipse Hydrangea


3. Annual Hanging Baskets - Bring a burst of color to mom’s porch or balcony with vibrant annual hanging baskets. These pre-planted arrangements are bursting with blooms and foliage, creating an instant garden display. Care Tip: Hang baskets in a location with ample sunlight and water regularly to keep the plants thriving.


4. 4-Inch Proven Winner Annuals - For moms who love to experiment with different plant varieties, the 4-inch Proven Winner annuals are a perfect choice. These compact plants come in an array of colors and textures, allowing for endless creative possibilities in the garden. Care Tip: Plant in well-draining soil and fertilize regularly for continuous blooms. Check out these varieties we have in stock: 

  • Million Bells Double Vintage Coral
  • Petunia Picasso in Purple
  • Million Bells Pink Lemonade
  • Euphorbia Diamond Snow


6. Lavender Superblue - Indulge mom’s senses with the soothing fragrance of lavender. The Lavender Superblue variety is prized for its intense scent and beautiful purple flowers. Perfect for adding a touch of relaxation to any garden or indoor space. Care Tip: Plant lavender in well-drained soil and place in a sunny location. Prune after flowering to maintain shape and promote new growth.


7. Houseplant Gifts - For moms who prefer to bring the beauty of nature indoors, houseplant gifts are a wonderful choice. Come visit our Plantopia (link) section of our year-round locations to discover an assortment of indoor plants, from lush foliage to flowering varieties. These green companions not only brighten up living spaces but also purify the air and promote a sense of well-being. Care Tip: Choose houseplants that suit the light conditions of mom’s home and water according to specific plant needs.

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8. Outdoor Planters:

Elevate mom’s outdoor decor with stylish planters. Whether she prefers sleek modern designs or rustic charm, there’s a planter to suit every taste and style. Fill them with mom’s favorite flowers for a personalized touch. Care Tip: Ensure planters have drainage holes to prevent waterlogged soil and promote healthy root growth.


9. Outdoor Pillows:

Add comfort and style to mom’s outdoor oasis with decorative outdoor pillows. We offer a range of colors and patterns to suit any outdoor decor theme. These durable pillows are perfect for lounging in the garden or relaxing on the patio. Care Tip: Choose outdoor pillows made from weather-resistant materials for long-lasting enjoyment.


10. Bird Houses and Bird Feeders:

Encourage mom to welcome feathered friends into her garden with charming bird houses and bird feeders. These functional decorations not only provide shelter and sustenance for birds but also add a whimsical touch to outdoor spaces. Care Tip: Clean bird houses and feeders regularly to prevent the spread of disease and keep birds healthy.


11. All Gardening Gloves & Sleeves:

Whether she’s pruning roses or repotting houseplants, these essential accessories ensure comfort and safety while gardening. Choose from a variety of styles and sizes to suit mom’s needs. Care Tip: Clean gloves and plant sleeves regularly to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.


This Mother’s Day, celebrate the special women in your life with gifts that honor their love for nature and gardening. Whether it’s a blooming rose bush, a fragrant lavender plant, or a cozy outdoor pillow, McDonald Garden Center has everything you need to make mom’s day extra special. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!

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