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Help from those with green thumbs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by imjustagirl, May 6, 2009.

  1. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My mom's birthday is Friday, Mother's Day is Sunday. I'm getting her something bigger, but I can't do it until my next check, which she knows and is fine with. I'd like to send her some flowers. She says she'd rather get potted plants she can transfer to her garden.

    There are plenty of plants/flowers on FTD.com. Can they all be transferred? Or are there certain types of flowers that would do better than others? I don't want to buy her the Gerbera daisies if they're just going to die if planted outside. Same with the gardenia bonsai or the freesia.

  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Maybe you could get her a gift card to the local nursery so she can buy potted plants? Like those hanging baskets that Mom Mustang always gets for assorted holidays and observances.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yeah, I was going to do that, but she just went shopping at those places a week ago with my aunt and complained about how they don't have anything.

    She's picky for someone who works two jobs and hardly has any time to garden. :D
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Find a perennial like daylily -- the gift that keeps on giving. Daylilys usually come in reds, oranges and lavender colors. She can transplant them and they'll keep coming every year.


  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not only will they keep coming back, but they will multiply too..
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    If I get all drunked up after golf tonight (which is a distinct possibility) I could lop off a spare thumb, paint it green and fed-ex it out tomorrow, just in time for mama day.

    Lemme know, though.

  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    OK, but she only likes right thumbs. The left one reminds her of the time she hitchhiked to Woodstock and was molested by a man dressed as a nun.
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    What part of the country does she live in? That will make a difference as to what will grow where.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Kentucky, down by a lake. Not a ton of sun, I don't think, because they have a bunch of trees.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    It's probably warm there, though, right?
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member


    I could subscribe to a gardening magazine and get back to you.[/crossthreading]
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I found this link that has a list of plants recommended by some nursery in Louisville.

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