Bouquet or potted plant?
A beautiful bouquet is the classic on Mother’s Day and attractive nevertheless arranged a secret. But also an arrangement of decorative potted plants is an ideal gift for Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. To meet the special occasion, it is advisable to give them away in a pretty bowl. Experienced gardeners put plants together in such a way that they give pleasure until autumn. And “Mama” is guaranteed to be happy about an arrangement in her favorite color.
While the combination of colorful flowers has a cheerful charisma, planted bowls and vessels in harmonious colors look particularly elegant. For lovers of pink, a flowering hydrangea (hydrangea) tone-on-tone can be combined with Hardy Lieschen (Impatiens walleriana) and tuber begonia (Begonia tuberhybrida). In the blue variant, the hydrangea works together with Männertreu (Lobelia erinus) and dark blue Petunia (Petunia). Downside hanging ivy (Hedera helix) on the front edge relaxes the picture. A color matching plug with a loving message replaces the greeting card and ensures that the occasion is not forgotten.
Classically beautiful are dwarf roses. They are only 20 to 50 centimeters big, depending on the species. Their compact growth and abundance of flowers make them ideal candidates for vessels. However, the shell should not be too shallow, so long roots have enough space. For an impressive gift, several flowering roses are planted together and a layer of matching color decorative stones is applied. If they are not the color of the flowers or the shell, neutral green or brown looks best.
Practically minded mothers are guaranteed a selection of culinary herbs for their special day. Mediterranean plants in a terracotta container smell spicy and also look appealing. Particularly decorative are varieties with white-green variegated leaves, such as lemon thyme (Thymus, Silver King ‘) and Dalmatian sage (Salvia officinalis’ Creme de la Creme’). They blend well with the dark green leaves of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and laurel (Laurus nobilis). Who loves details, can cover the earth with granules of red clay.
Like a miniature garden has an arrangement of Houseleek (Sempervivum) and larger natural stones. The thick leaves of perennial plants are placed for decorative rosettes, which earned them the name Stone Roses. Noteworthy is the change in color of the leaves of reds to bright green. As juice storage plants (succulents) Hauswurz species are very easy to care for and can survive long without water in the blazing sun. In winter they retain their leaves and even withstand freezing temperatures mostly unharmed. It is important to plant them in a frost-proof container so that the recipient has their long enjoyment.