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DIY Kitchen Garden Gift for Mom by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

DIY Kitchen Garden Gift for Mom

By Brenda Ponnay

Not all moms love to cook. In fact, many of them would rather order take-out and they are probably hoping for a spa treatment gift certificate for Mother’s Day. If you happen to be lucky enough to have a mother in your life who loves to read cookbooks, who loves to scour the farmer’s market for the freshest ingredients and can’t wait to try out new and exotic recipes, then this little kitchen garden might be just the perfect gift to give to her! (From the Editor: you don’t need to be a cook or foodie to appreciate a kitchen garden.)

DIY Kitchen Garden Gift for Mom (succulents) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

The secret is the recycled cans. Some tin cans are too pretty to throw away.  I’m not a foodie but I aspire to be one and I’ve been collecting pretty cans for a few months now. The ones that have printing on the actual tin are the best because they can hold up to watering and they have great design (I might be partial, being a graphic designer but that’s what I think.)

DIY Kitchen Garden Gift for Mom (planting) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

The next secret is the plants. Succulents are perfect because they are easy to grow and they don’t require a lot of watering–which means you don’t have to worry about drainage. In fact, you can plant succulents in just about anything and they’ll thrive. Just don’t overwater them.

If you want to plant something else in your pretty cans, like say some herbs that would be perfect for a kitchen window, you’ll have to know a little more about gardening. Lighting conditions and drainage are important but don’t let that stop you. All you would need to do is hammer some holes into the bottom of the can, maybe put some rocks in before you add dirt and add a little clay saucer underneath!

DIY Kitchen Garden Gift for Mom by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

How could you resist a present as cute as this?!  Happy Mother’s Day!

Find more Mother’s Day ideas here.

Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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