Mother’s Day Herb Garden

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have extreme difficulty picking out gifts. Mother’s day is especially difficult for me because I absolutely adore my mom and my mother-in-law, but they buy everything they want or need when they see it.

Fortunately, I was flipping through an HGTV magazine and some colorful ideas for herb gardens in a pot caught my eye. There were such great combinations of colors and I love simple herbs! I figure this is a gift that keeps on giving! 

The best part about it was that it was a fun activity for the entire family and it was fairly inexpensive. This is a double plus in my book!

First, we picked up a couple of inexpensive large plastic pots at Target. Then we headed to a local garden center for potting soil, marigolds, thyme, basil, and an organic yellow cherry tomato plant.

I also stopped at a craft store to pick up a couple little garden sticks to decorate so my boys would have an opportunity to help. Since we are early on gifts, (for the first time ever!) my oldest will get to learn how to take care of the plants by watering them every day!

Our steps:

  • Dad drilled holes in the pots to allow proper drainage.
  • Dad poured all of the potting soil into the pots.
  • Landon dug holes for each herb, vegetable, or flower to be planted.
  • Landon helped dad plant. He was so proud of himself!
  • Landon helped dad water the plants for the first time.

Then, together as a family, we sat at the table and painted all of the garden sticks.

After the garden sticks dried, I used scrapbooking stickers to label them “Basil” “Thyme” and “Tomato” – I figured the flowers were self-explanatory. Then I used a clear coating spray to help the stickers become a little more weather-resistant.

It is so simple, and we all had so much fun! I am also proud of Landon and how excited he was to be a part of this process. I can’t wait to watch him take care of the plants for his grandmas over the next couple of weeks!

2 Responses to Mother’s Day Herb Garden

  1. Great idea for a simple gift that the kiddies can help with too. My son would LOVE to “work” in the dirt as a gift to his grandma.

  2. great article my boys love playing in flower & garden with me

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