Does your mum have a style that’s all her own? Is she a super-busy supermum? Or is she forever getting stuck into the garden? This Mother’s Day, let us help you find the perfect Mother's Day gift, with a little giftspiration from three Flower Power mums.
What I would love for Mother’s Day – and I’m sure most mums would agree - is time. But if that’s not doable, the next best thing would be a nice outdoor setting paired with a couple of comfy cushions and a cup of tea!
For any plant-loving mum, the striking cardboard palm (Zamia furfuracea) makes a great gift. If you really want to surprise mum, pot it up with an underplanting of string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) and blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae). This trio is versatile and can be placed outside or undercover, as long as it gets some sun.
I’m forever in the garden, so a pair of good-quality gardening clogs that can be easily hosed off, like Sloggers, are great. I also love to cook, so a container planted full of edibles is a wonderful idea.
I love the beauty and simplicity of a white Phalaenopsis orchid. It’s a living piece of art. Potted up in a small, cream-coloured planter, the look is classic and stylish.
Even on Mother’s Day - when you should be getting spoiled - you often find yourself cooking for your children, so big and beautiful serving ware, like our handmade Malawi range is ideal. What I also love about this range is the neutral shades blend in effortlessly with other serving ware.
Over and above everything else, I really love a gift card. I’m difficult to buy for, so for a mum who is hard to pin down and whose style is a bit left of centre, a gift card is a great idea.
Sue Alali, Flower Power Moorebank cashier and busy mum of three
For a busy working mum who doesn’t have the time to maintain a sprawling garden but who still wants to enjoy a bit of green life inside and outside the home, the almost un-killable Sansevieria is perfect. If you manage to kill a Sansevieria, there’s definitely something wrong.
Succulents are also a great gift idea and they’re very on trend. They don’t need much maintenance and will thrive in a sunny spot inside and outside the home.
For a softer, pretty indoor plant, that’s just as easy to look after, a maidenhair fern (Adiantum raddianum) is a good choice.
If you want to spoil mum with flowering colour, I love cyclamen. The unusual heart-shaped flowers are looking their best at this time of year and they bloom in a great range of colours, from white and pink to mauve and red.