Looking for a quick and easy gift idea for Easter, Mother’s Day or practically any special occasion? Making a garden gift basket is a great way to
re-purpose those extra baskets stored in your basement. Plus, they make great gifts, sure to brighten anyone’s day. And, you don’t have to just use baskets, any sort of sturdy tub, container or decorative box will do. Just be sure that it will be able to withstand water since that is what plants need to survive : )
We make a lot of these to sell at our farm market, especially during Easter and Mother’s Day. To create a garden gift basket is simple. Head on out to your local garden center and purchase several varieties of flowers or foliage plants that are planted in 4″ or 6″ size pots. You can choose larger pots depending on the size of your basket or container, but these two sizes seem to work best for any size basket. You would just need to purchase more to fill the space in a larger size basket. Annual, perennial, foliage or bulb pots are all great options. Use whatever catches your eye and provides a nice color contrast. What’s even nice about his type of gift is that the recipient can plant the pots in his or her garden afterwards.
For this basket, I used three plants — a 4″ geranium, 4″ mini daffodil and 4″ rigor begonia.
Next, grab some colorful tissue paper and wrap each pot individually.
Now arrange the pots accordingly in your basket. And there you have it! A creative garden basket that is cost-effective and colorful at the same time.
The combinations are endless. So get creative! Here are some plant combinations you can use.
Geraniums, Tulips and English Ivy
African Violet, Geraniums and Daffodils
Herbs – Basil, Parsley & Oregano
Begonias, Vinca Vine and African Daisy
Some other examples to spark your imagination: