Many believe that it’s best to wait to plant your gardens until Mother’s Day because Colorado’s spring weather is so unpredictable through mid-May. Coincidentally, gardening is also a great way to spend time with the mothers in your life. Houseplants, flowers, and other garden accessories are also fantastic gifts to show your love and appreciation to those special people in your life.
We gathered a list of local, small plant stores across the state offering seeds, plants, gardening tools, classes, and other gifts for mothers in your life this May.
Floral gift guide
The Wildflower Farm, Edwards: The professional team at The Wildflower Farm specializes in Plant Breeding. Our local and licensed service providers are experienced in guiding you through the process and standing behind work that is expertly and diligently performed.
Four Seasons Greenhouse, Dolores: Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, a full service garden center, specializing in locally grown plants, located in Southwest Colorado between Cortez and Dolores welcomes you.
Brady’s West, Salida: Brady's West is proud to be an active, engaged, and committed small business serving Salida and surrounding communities. We value our customers and pledge, now and in the future, to provide them with the finest plant and landscaping materials and outstanding personal attention to all of their landscaping needs and dreams.
Rick’s Garden Center, Colorado Springs: After 72 years of business, Rick's continues the legacy of helping plants, and their human companions, to reach their full potential.
Fort Collins Nursery, Fort Collins: Fort Collins Nursery has been helping people with their gardens and landscapes since 1932. We have a great deal of experience with thousands of varieties of plants that grow in Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.
Loveland Garden Center, Loveland: Loveland Garden Center has everything you need to get your garden started. Wander through the center to peruse perennials, annuals, food crops, indoor foliage, garden decor, fertilizers, and even more essential gardening tools.
City Floral, Denver: Established in 1911, City Floral Garden Center is the oldest remaining greenhouse in Denver. The Lammermann family founded a greenhouse for cut flower production and Mr. Lammerman would ride his bicycle down Colfax Avenue (then a dirt road) and deliver cut violets to the Brown Palace. City Floral is a nursery and garden center guaranteed to accomplish all of your gardening goals.
Be sure to also make a stop at Luki Brewery in Arvada for a Mother’s Day event on May 7, 2022 to decoupage flower pots so you have beautiful, family-decorated pots to plant your new flowers in.
Self care guide for new and expecting mothers
For some mothers this season, gardening might not be in the cards for them as they are expecting or caring for a new baby. If you’re looking for more ways to support moms beyond beautiful florals, learn more about these businesses for some ideas to offer support and care for expectant and new mothers.
The Mama ‘Hood, Denver: The Mama 'Hood offers breastfeeding classes, support groups, and consultations on on breastfeeding, birthing, babywearing, sleep, and cloth diapering for new and expecting mothers. They also offer yoga classes for expecting mothers and postpartum mothers and their partners, nannies, and babies.
Motherlove, Fort Collins: This mom-founded, daughter-run business has over 30 years of expertise in herbal and plant-based remedies and creates products specifically designed for expecting and new moms. You can find belly salves and morning sickness capsules for the pregnant mother; c-section cream, capsules to help support milk supply for the postpartum mother; and diaper balm and baby oil for the new bundle of joy.
Front Porch Gift Co., Colorado Springs: Send the mothers in your life a gift box filled with goodies from local stores in the Colorado Springs area. They have a box that can satisfy any kind of mom, especially The Coffee Enthusiast box and The Postpartum box. You can also order a “front porch stork” announcing the arrival of a new baby.
However you decide to show your love to the mothers in your life, consider to #ShopLocalColorado. To learn more about the #ShopLocalColorado toolkit and the mission to support small businesses across the state, visit our toolkit that gets refreshed every month with a new theme.