Tropical Gardening: Living plants and flowers make great Mother’s Day gifts

Hydrangea are a popular potted plant for Mother’s Day. When the flowers fade, they may be planted in the garden for a spectacular display. Since they may be grown from cuttings, you may expand the plantings each year using cuttings taken from the original source like this gardener in Kaloko Mauka did over several years. Hydrangea prefer cooler conditions, but with shade and moisture, they can be grown almost anywhere. (Voltaire Moise/courtesy photo)

Every day is Mother’s Day but officially this year, May 14th is Mother’s Day If you forgot any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble! Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last minute gift can be frustrating. Now let us consider some last minute gift ideas. This weekend is a great time to visit garden shops and nurseries to take care of those last minute gifts. Plants make the perfect gifts for those special friends and relatives.