10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior Gardeners
Do you have a senior in your life with a passion for gardening? With Mothers Day just around the corner, the timing is perfect to consider gifts for senior gardeners that will increase enjoyment by decreasing the workload or simply enabling your senior to perform common tasks that have become difficult.
Garden Seat With Wheels – Whether working along the driveway or in the grass, these sturdy seats are like office chairs. Your senior can scoot along the flowerbeds as she works without the constant kneeling and standing.
Container Gardening – Tall containers will raise the working level. Your senior can avoid the strain on the knees and back from trying to reach to the ground. They are also portable so they can be rearranged to create new combinations of color or leaf texture.
Raised Flowerbeds – Create a raised flowerbed for your senior gardener. The concept is the same as container gardening – alleviate the back and knee strain by raising the work level.
Soaker Hoses – Soaker hoses have thousands of pinpoint holes along the hose and are laid on the ground throughout a garden. The holes allow the water to slowly seep into the soil for deep watering of the plants. Instead of standing and holding the nozzle of a hose, all your senior has to do is turn on the spigot.
Tools – If your senior gardener has arm or hand mobility problems, lightweight tools with large handles can put her right back in the garden. Oversize garden hose nozzles offer more comfort to tired or aching hands.
Gardening Apron or Smock – A garden apron or smock with many pockets will allow your senior to carry her supplies with her as she works in the garden, saving repeat trips to retrieve or move objects.
Gloves With Rubber Palms - Gloves with rubber palms or rubber dots on the palms will provide ease in gripping tools or plastic containers. The gloves will also protect delicate skin.
Personalized Stepping Stone – If your senior is a gardener, one of her favorite places to be is among her plants and flowers. A garden stepping stone that displays her name will personalize her garden and make her feel that she has created her own piece of paradise.
Weed a Flowerbed – Garden weeds offer no mercy to the young or old. The simple task of weeding a flowerbed will let your senior know that you understand her passion for gardening and wish to share a small part of that world.
Garden Tours – A gardener realizes that her own garden is not the only spot of beauty to be found. Treat your senior to a tour of a famous garden or arboretum.