Love that grows

Say goodbye to the traditional bouquet of bright daisies for Mother's Day and give Mom a gift that she will enjoy year round. Here are some of our favorite selections from ProPlants.com to help you find the perfect gift for the perfect mom.

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Bamboo

Satsuki Azalea bonsai

Bonsai trees are unique in the fact that they serve no purpose but to entertain, relax and bring peace to both the viewer and the grower. The point of the bonsai tree is for long-term cultivation and maintaining shape in the small pot in which bonsai trees are planted. A great gift for Mother's Day is the Satsuki azalea bonsai, as Satsuki means fifth month and the plant blooms in late spring. (ProPlants, $40)

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Flowering plants

Mom's Pink Garden

If Mom loves flowers, buy her something that she can grow. If she doesn't have a favorite, Mom's pink garden is an awesome universal arrangement of bright pink flowers. The pink plant, which represents love, hope and fun, comes in a basket planter that will last her for years to come. (ProPlants, $50)

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Orchids

Teacup Orchid

There are currently more than 150,000 variations of the orchid. Whether meant as a houseplant or a hobby, the orchid is a gift for anybody. Easy to care for and pleasant to look at, the orchid is a standing symbol of beauty. Give the beauty in your life a gorgeous teacup orchid, which blooms for 8 to 12 weeks and will be a great addition to any kitchen. (ProPlants, $30)

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Braided money tree

Braided Money Tree

Want to give Mom good fortune for Mother's Day? Then why not give her the braided money tree? The tree is said to give good financial luck whether gifted or purchased. The plant also represents feng shui, as the five leaves that grow from each branch are said to depict each of the five elements. Regardless if the superstitions speak the truth or not, the braided money tree is a beautiful addition to any home. (ProPlants, $30)

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Mom's kitchen herb garden

Kitchen Herb Garden

Cooking moms will love their own herb garden to add to their kitchen decor. Equipped with four assorted herbs, which could be rosemary, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme or sage, Mom is sure to love her own kitchen herb garden. Paired with a French garden trug, Mom can grow her herb garden indoors or out. (ProPlants, $50)

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Rose garden

Victorian Rose Garden

Ditch the dozen red roses for Mom this year and get her a beautiful Victorian rose garden. These pink roses paired with the light-blue campanula plant are sure to give your mom a Mother's Day she will remember. Add the gorgeous Victorian tin for $10 and Mom will have the perfect centerpiece for her special dinner. (ProPlants, $40)

More Mother's Day ideas

Live plants: Cute plant gifts
Mother's Day party ideas
How to throw a Mother's Day tea party

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