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Don’t be caught cat-napping! Check out 6 great Mother’s Day gift ideas from Tagawa Gardens!

Tagawa Gardens Earl Cat NappingSpecial celebrations for special people can have a way of sneaking up on us.  If you’re still thinking about the purr-fect way to honor a remarkable lady in your life, we have some ideas that could make your gift-giving this Mother’s Day positively shine!

Read on!

Idea #1:  Tagawa’s annual “Cat’s Meow” Hanging Basket Sale

Honestly!  Picking out a Mother’s Day gift doesn’t get any easier than this!

Tagawa Gardens has thousands of specially-marked hanging baskets on sale starting the Friday before Mother’s Day weekend (this year May 6) at 8 AM and continuing while supplies last… and they’re BUY ONE/GET ONE FREE!

Container of flower from Tagawa Gardens for Mother's DayThe BOGO baskets are marked with orange tags and the cute “Cat’s Meow” tag (see main photo in this blog).  They all include growing instructions indicating whether they’re best in sun or shade.  You’ll find baskets with annuals like petunias, impatiens and geraniums.  We have mixed combinations of dozens of different types of beautiful plants that can bring instant color to your porch, patio or deck. They can also be popped out of their baskets and planted into a ready- and- waiting container filled with soil and you have an instant container garden!

These baskets have been growing and thriving in our greenhouses since they were planted by the Tagawa’s Annuals Staff two months ago.  They’re lush and full and ready to brighten up any garden.  And they’re BUY ONE/GET ONE FREE Mother’s Day weekend while supplies last.  Check out the calendar at tagawagardens.com for details.

Coleus plants Tagawa Gardens

Idea #2:  Speaking of instant color, can you say “coleus?”

Every summer, I plant more than twenty large containers on my deck.  I’ve always included some coleus, but last summer I planted several of the pots with nothing but coleus.  And WHAM!!  I never got so many compliments!

Tagawa’s has dozens of different types of coleus to choose from.  Some prefer shade or partial shade.  Many others are fine in full sun.  And they’re stunning!    See for yourself with our new Plant Finder at tagawagardens.com.  Click on the Plant Finder icon (the little flower pot) on the upper right corner of the website, search for coleus and see what I mean.  A selection of different types of coleus would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

Idea #3:  A rose is a rose…. but a rose from Tagawa’s is even better!

Mothers's Day Rose at Tagawa GardensTagawa Gardens has a rose in our logo because in years past, before our retail garden center existed, we specialized in growing these beautiful plants.  They’re still close to our heart.

Tagawa’s Production crew started thousands of bare-root roses in February, and you should see them now!  Floribundas, grandifloras, hybrid teas….. shrub roses, climbing roses and Canadian roses well-suited for our cold weather.  Tom, our Rose Department Supervisor, brought in more than 200 varieties.

A Mother’s Day gift of a beautiful rose (and an offer to plant it) will be a loving reminder for years to come.  And a special bonus, roses are on sale through Fri May 12 for 20% OFF!

Idea #4:  Check out Tagawa Gardens Fairy Boutique

Fairy Garden Gnomes at Tagawa GardensMiniature gardening is going strong, no matter the age of the gardener!  Our Fairy Garden Boutique is full of items and ideas for these tiny whimsical landscapes that just get more popular every year.

Why not assemble a kit to give that special lady a fairy garden project of her own?  Or buy just the right accessories or plants to expand her existing garden.  Visit the oh-so big fairy garden at the entrance to our Fairy Boutique for ideas and ins-purr-ation!

Idea #5:  Tagawa’s Gift Shop has all things bright and beautiful

Tagawa Gardens' Mother's Day Gift IdeasWe think of Tagawa’s as “your garden store… and so much more!”  And our gift shop is proof positive of that!

Select from beautiful plates and glassware…. pillows and towels… rustic or elegant or fun-loving home décor, with something to suit every taste.

Our Gift Shop also features many gourmet foods produced right here in Colorado.  One of our most popular items:  local honey!  Something sweet for your sweetie would be a special Mother’s Day treat!

Idea #6:  You can never go wrong with a Tagawa Gift Card

Gift Card, Tagawa GardensCan’t decide on a Mother’s Day gift?  No problem!  A gift card from Tagawa Gardens is a great choice for any special occasion.

Our gift cards are available at Guest Services near the front of our store.  A gift card lets that special someone in your life treat themselves to exactly the right item….. whether it’s flowers or a tree or wee accessories for a miniature garden.

No matter what they choose, a Mother’s Day gift card from Tagawa’s will have you smelling like a rose!

Wishing all moms a very happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Tagawa Gardens!

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Luan Akin
About 
Luan Akin
Tagawa Gardens Outreach Ambassador

After 30 years as a news reporter for KCNC TV in Denver, Luan Akin was ready for a change. In 2008, she came to Tagawa Gardens and offered to create a brand new position: Garden Outreach Ambassador.

Luan had trained and volunteered as a Douglas County Master Gardener for ten years. In addition to her duties as a news reporter, working primarily out of the Channel 4 News helicopter, Luan also produced and presented a long-running series of stories called “Gardening Together.”

All these years later, Luan now works year ‘round, presenting a variety of gardening and nature-related topics to hundreds of children, HOA’s, gardening clubs, church groups, small businesses and other organizations.

She is an avid gardener, a beekeeper and a proud mom to four dogs who have trained her well.

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