so we always thought of tools or garden supplies for a gift.
for building and extra tools to tend to his plants.
So we usually ended up getting something like a special package of chocolates he loved
or something he could read.
As my grandmothers dementia worsened
we wanted to get something special for him at Christmas to brighten lonely days
When we shopped that year
and we were perusing the chocolates, puzzles and gift ideas at the store
we picked up a package of Amaryllis bulbs and pots for him to go along with his gift.
us how much more they had grown in just a few days.
I knew we found the perfect gift for him and it made me smile to know
how much he enjoyed them.
Flowers are always something that I love to give and to receive
I knew that I wanted do something with flowers
Right as I walked in the store
I smelled the most amazing scent and saw a sea of gorgeous blue, pink and purple blooms
I decided to plant them in a couple different containers for different ideas.
I grabbed a bag of potting soil and then was off to pick up containers.
I found the sweetest little white trio of pots planter in the indoor gardening section
Just $9.99~ it was perfect.
I absolutley love galvanized buckets and they are fantastic for planting in~
just make sure you poke a few holes in the bottoms for water drainage.
A small bucket is perfect for a single bloom
and 5 or 6 of the hyacinths inside a large bucket fill it nicely
(you can find the galvanized buckets in the paint section at Lowes)
Add a little handmade tag made from sheet metal
or a simple Valentine card and you have a
fragrant and beautiful bucket that is perfect as a gift
I also picked up a few other things while at Lowes and will share another
Valentines Day gift idea soon.
Guess I better get busy over here.