Mother’s Day is a BIG deal in the garden industry. At Horlings, we anticipate the Mother’s Day weekend to be one of our busiest of the year, and we plan ahead to have our products looking their absolute best and to offer our greatest selection of gifts that are certain to express your love and appreciation to your moms. We understand that the endless ideas can be overwhelming sometimes, so I’ve compiled a little list here of some of the favourites of our staff and customers to help you choose the perfect gift.
Our Gift Shop is an obvious place to start, it’s full of beautiful treats from pretty luxuries for the mom who never buys herself anything special, to practical and useful things for the mom who appreciates the necessities. You will find Fairy Garden Accessories, garden accessories of all kinds, pots, houseplants, lanterns, candles, furniture and more and more and more…
Out in the yard, we have one of the largest selection of perennials, trees, and shrubs in the Kawarthas. The few listed here are only a very small selection of my favourites, but the choices are far and wide! If you are looking for something to show someone special how important she, Magnolia trees will usually be blooming around Mother’s Day every year, so are forsythias. So every spring when they bloom, your loved one will be reminded every year of how much you love them.
For something really special that your mom might not splurge on for herself: this year, we have some amazing, fragrant, enormous Tree Peonies. Peonies are an excellent gift any time because they are very easy perennials but they are impressive and showy. We have a few of the most beloved common varieties like Sarah Bernhardt, and also the hard to find Itoh Peony, Bartzella. Bartzella peonies can produce abundant blooms – up to 40 in a season – and they’re a unique sunny yellow colour!
Roses. What should I say about roses? Some people are under the misconception that roses are difficult to maintain, but that is not always the case. There are hardy roses like the Rugosa roses that are hardy, fragrant, and remarkably disease resistant. Roses will bloom on and on throughout the summer, and few other shrubs can claim that is the case. We have a beautiful selection of hardy roses, climbing, knock-out, hybrid-tea, floribunda and fairy roses in a beautiful range of colours.
Our greenhouses are nearly bursting at the seams with hanging baskets, planters, tropical plants and all the annuals ever needed to fill your mother’s life with lush colour for the entire summer. We can help you select something unique that will brighten up her outdoor space, attract birds and butterflies, and will delight her every time she sees it, just like you do.