ISSUE 18  |  The Handywoman

Trending on Gardenista: Mother’s Day Ideas Straight from the Garden

May 09, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Remodelista Team

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Sure-bet hits for Mother’s Day, most of them fragrant and easy.

Above There’s still plenty of time to pull off the miracle foot soak and other projects presented in DIY: Home Spa, Mother’s Day Edition. A year’s worth of gratitude guaranteed. 

Above: The perfect place for an rose petal foot soak: architect Sheila Narusawa’s Cape Cod House and Kitchen Gardens. Take a full tour of the interior in the Remodelista Book, another ideal Mother’s Day present.

 Above: A bottle chandelier made of wire, a project from Holly Becker’s new book, Decorate with Flowers, this week’s Required Reading.

Above: Practical, yes, but always welcome–a new pair of gloves. Janet presents 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Gloves and the perfect companion gift, Garden Tools For Women, By Women, No Pink Included

Above: Looking for cut flowers that won’t droop after a few days? Justine explains How To Make A Vase of Flowers Last a Week–and shows us some DIY arrangements that put spring’s pickings to inspired use.

Another apt gift: a garden app. See Gardenista’s picks in these three posts: 10 Best Garden Design Apps for Your IpadDIY: Identify Leaves and Flowers (There’s an App for That), and Plant ID Apps for Citizen Scientists.