Mother’s Day is just around the corner! It’s time to show mom your appreciation with the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Looking for some ideas? Here are a few suggestions for locally produced gift items including local hanging baskets, trees, flowers, bedding plants and other nursery products.
What mom doesn’t like flowers? Look for Idaho Preferred tags on hanging baskets and flower bowls as well as flowering Idaho trees and plants that are grown in local greenhouses. Growers like Ward’s Greenhouse and Warm Springs Greenhouse supply to local nurseries and garden centers in southwest Idaho including Zamzows, Paul’s Market and Albertsons. Or find locally grown flowers and plants at Blue Barn Produce, Edwards Greenhouse, Cloverdale Nursery or Far West Nursery. Locally grown plants can be found throughout the state. Alpha Nursery in McCall, Moss Greenhouse in the Magic Valley, Bonners Ferry Nursery in North Idaho and Hollyberry Nursery in Sun Valley all support local growers. In eastern Idaho you can find local plants at Sunnyside Gardens or Town and Country Gardens.
Maybe this year, Mom would like a flowering tree instead of traditional flowers? If so, find trees grown by Clayton Tree Farms in Wilder at Franz Witte Nursery or Edwards Greenhouse. In northern Idaho, look for trees grown by Bonners Ferry Nursery or Reggear Tree Farm.
Bedding plants also make great gifts. Does your mom have a garden or just want to grow a few tomatoes on the patio? If so, buy her tomato plants, herb starts, and other locally grown vegetable plants to assure her of a bumper crop of fresh produce later this summer!
And don’t forget the other nursery supplies you might need like potting soil or soil amendments. Look for Magic Dirt at your local nursery or at Wal-Mart. Compost from Magic Valley Compost and Smartgro along with NuEarth Plant Food are also produced locally. These products are great additions to Idaho soils and increase your chances of a bountiful harvest.
This year, make Mom’s day with local bedding plants, flowers or trees ….and a little bit of your time to help her plant. For more ideas and a list of local nurseries click here.