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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is days away - time to find the perfect gift to show your mom just how much you appreciate her! If you're struggling with ideas, don't worry – Painters has got you covered! We've put together a Mother's Day gift guide to help you find the perfect present for every plant-loving Mom!

Find gifts for the Mom Who:


Give your eco-conscious mom a gift that will not only brighten up her garden but also help support local ecosystems. Consider gifting her native and pollinator plants that will attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, while also providing a natural habitat for other wildlife.


This plant has a long history of medicinal use, and it's also a favorite of many beneficial insects like bees and butterflies. Yarrow produces clusters of small, flat-topped flowers in shades of pink, white, red, and yellow, adding a lovely pop of color to any garden. Plus, it's a low-maintenance plant that's easy to grow, making it a great option for gardeners of all skill levels.


We have several species of perennial salvia, namely different Meadow Sage varieties. These lovely perennials feature spikes of different-hued purple, pink, white or blue flowers that put on a reliable show every spring to early summer, with continued sporadic blooms into late summer if deadheaded. They're known for attracting a variety of pollinators like bees and butterflies. Salvia is also drought-tolerant and can handle a range of soil types, making it a great low-maintenance addition for your mom's garden. This plant looks great in borders, rock gardens, or as a focal point in a container garden.


This beautiful native plant is a must-have for any pollinator garden. Not only does it provide food for monarch butterfly caterpillars, but it also attracts and supports a wide range of other butterflies and bees. We grew three species this year, giving you several options for bloom color, height, and moisture/sun requirements.

Henry Garnet Sweetspire

This native deciduous shrub is known for its fragrant, white flowers that bloom in the spring, and its stunning fall foliage that ranges from deep red to purple. Henry Garnet Sweetspire is also a great choice for attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade. This plant is also low-maintenance, making it an excellent option for any garden.


This native deciduous shrub produces unique, globe-shaped flowers that attract a variety of beneficial insects, including bees and butterflies, as well as hummingbirds. The plant's leaves turn a stunning yellow or orange color in the fall, adding a splash of color to any garden. Button Bush prefers moist to wet soil and can be grown near water features or in rain gardens. This shrub is also low-maintenance, making it a great option for gardeners of all levels.

Sweet Gum

Known for its distinctive star-shaped leaves, which turn a brilliant mix of red, orange, and yellow in the fall, this native tree is an excellent source of food and shelter for a variety of wildlife, including birds and squirrels. Additionally, Sweet Gum produces fragrant, spiky seed pods that add a unique element to any garden. Sweet Gum prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade.

Mexican Bush Sage

While typically grown as an annual, this plant has been known to survive winters in WNC. It produces a profusion of purple or blue flowers on long spikes in the fall, providing a late-season source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. Mexican Bush Sage is also drought-tolerant and can thrive in hot, dry conditions, making it a great option for low-maintenance landscaping. Its leaves have a pleasant aroma, and it has several culinary and medicinal uses, making it a versatile addition to any garden.


The Foxgloves C3 hat equals Comfortable, Cotton and Crochet. C3 hats are lightweight, practica,l and a pleasure to wear. They are hand crocheted in Bali by a women’s cooperative, so each is unique. The 4” brim and tight crochet provide UPF 50+ sun protection. The C3 hat is perfect for the garden, beach, and beyond!

We've got multiple styles of these gloves that our staff members rave about! Available in a range of fun colors, give the gardener in your life a special treat with a new pair of these gardening gloves - whether it be the elbow-length super soft long gloves, or the multipurpose, breathable yet highly durable work gloves!

Spearhead Spade

Truly the toughest and most efficient garden tool we've ever used, and a wonderful option for our tough clay and rock-filled soils! The Spear Head Spade garden shovel was designed by 85-year-old Daniel Mathieu to easily penetrate tough soils and be lightweight while incredibly durable - anyone will appreciate using them, but it's especially helpful for folks with some aches and pains, bad backs, or other challenges making digging a daunting task. The New Jersey-based company claims their spades make digging 80% easier than the typical garden shovel or spade, and we agree wholeheartedly! We are proud to be the first NC business to carry them!

Little Quick Fire Hydrangea Paniculata

We love the color on this small-statured panicle hydrangea! Full sun is best for this beauty, and while like like some moisture to their soil, they are very adaptable and easy to grow. This is just one of many lovely hydrangea species and varieties we currently have in stock!

Spirea Alba (White Meadowsweet)

This native shrub produces airy white bloom spikes that are lightly fragrant and a great food source for butterflies, moths, bees, and other pollinators. The fruit is an excellent source of food for birds, and the foliage turns a lovely gold color in fall. A wonderful addition to your landscape that both supports wildlife and adds beauty. Adaptable and easy to grow, but does best in some moisture (excellent choice for rain gardens).


Dipladenia Hanging Baskets

Full sun, easy care, and showy blooms all summer! Adds a tropical flare to Mom's deck!


We have many colors of this gorgeous, easy-care, drought-tolerant annual. Looks great in containers or in garden beds, trails or spreads, and rarely needs watering. A full sun lover, these plants are available in 4-packs or smaller pots, so you can cover a large area at low cost.


We grow a wide variety of these beautiful annuals, giving you several options for height and endless colors to choose from. Zinnias are one of the easiest-care annuals for full sun, providing cheerful color all season long. Also great food for pollinators, these will be sure to bring butterflies to the garden!


We love this perennial for many reasons - primarily because it has so many different flower types and colors! With varied options, you will surely find one you love. Agastache is one of the most consistent and profuse bloomers in our perennial gardens, and is always covered with butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. Easy care, we highly recommend it!

Beehive95 Adult Coloring Book

This locally designed coloring book has lovely, fun illustrations just waiting for Mom to color them in. A great way to reduce stress and foster creativity, coloring books are always a welcome gift!


We are proud to carry a variety of locally designed and printed stickers from several artists!

Great for water bottles, cars, fridges, computers and more!



We've just stocked up on three varieties of these lovely shrubs - including larger statement Frostproof Gardenias, low-growing groundcover Fragrant Pathways Gardenias, and Kleim's Hardy Gardenias - perfect for large containers. We love gardenias for their lovely blooms and incredible scent - this is a wonderful Mother's Day gift option!

Special Mother's Day Porch Pots and Hanging Baskets

We have combos for shade, part shade/morning sun, full sun, or combos that can tolerate a range of conditions. A variety of colors, textures, and unique plants make these our favorite combos so far! An easy way to make Mom feel special!

Petunias or Million Bells Hanging Baskets

You can't beat the size or bountiful blooms of our Million Bells and Petunia hanging baskets! We have endless colors to choose from, and these massive beauties are competitively priced. Full sun is best and daily watering is ideal.



These baskets are perfect for morning sun or part shade, and beloved by hummingbirds. Ours are massive and beautiful this year, and flying out the door!

Torenia Hanging Baskets

Another great option for morning sun or part shade, these brilliant blooms are unique and also a hummingbird favorite! A great way to brighten up darker areas!

Special Mother's Day Porch Pots for Shade

Sara designed so many lovely porch pot combos for this week! We especially love our combos for part shade/morning sun - there are color combinations to suit every style!

Invincibelle 'Wee White' Hydrangea

This diminutive Annabelle Hydrangea works well in part shade or dappled light (though may bloom heavier in more sun). The native parent can be found throughout our WNC woods! Wee White is a shorter and more compact cultivar well suited for smaller spaces.


Our caladiums are flying out the door this year - grab them while you can! There simply is nothing else that compares to the uniquely colored and patterned leaves for your shadier spots! We had to work hard to find bulbs this year due to a massive shortage, so we don't have as many as usual.

Wandering Jewels Hanging Baskets

We have a lovely selection of ten different Tradescantia varieties as well as some beautiful combination baskets - large and full, these are also going fast! A great option for northern-facing porches or part shade, these beauties can trail over 4 feet!


Philodendron Gloriosum

This stunning philo features velvety, iridescent leaves that you have to see to fully appreciate. A lovely and unique houseplant option, it is relatively easy care!

Pottery from Vine and Frond

Consider gifting Mom a locally crafted terra cotta pot from Vine & Frond. Terra cotta absorbs water and therefore helps plants dry out faster. We have stocked a variety of unique designs. Available in hanging planters, 4" and 6".

Philodendron Rio

We love the multi-colored leaves on this collectible, and the baskets are quite full! Sure to go quickly, as several staff have already snagged some! Very easy care and can handle lower light situations.

Monstera deliciosa

We have become known for our lovely monsteras over the years, offering a range of sizes and prices. The ones we propagate on sight tend to have massive leaves with plenty of fenestrations. A cult favorite, this plant is extremely easy-care and creates a stunning display.

Macrame Car Plant Hanger from Line by Line Macrame

A fun way to show just how much Mom loves plants - so much so that she

has to hang one of these cute miniatures from her mirror! Locally made!


Statement Porch Plants

Our stunning, massive palms are on sale just for Mother's Day week! You truly won't find these prices anywhere. These beauties look amazing in a corner of a great room or entrance or gracing a porch - adding instant tropical flare! Easy care and pet safe!

Outdoor Pottery from The Pottery Market of Asheville

A large outdoor planter can be a big investment and also a beautiful gift. Whether it's for their front door, back deck, or somewhere in between, it's sure to be a thoughtful gift Mom will enjoy for years to come. We have shapes and sizes to suit every need!

Mint, basil, and Rosemary to Make Cocktails and Mocktails

We have a wide selection of mints and basil this year, and while our large rosemary is sold out, we do have young plants. Mom can have fun with her cocktails and mocktails, incorporating everything from strawberry mint to lemon basil!

Cute Labels for Those Herbs

We love these labels because they stand up to time - no fading writing!

Lemon Cake from Houston House

Houston House will be on hand with a wide variety of cookies, breads, pies, sweets,

and more this Saturday! They sell out fast!


Tomatoes & Peppers

Our selection of tomatoes and peppers is excellent and going fast, with heirloom favorites like Brandywine as well as new cultivars bred for increased production, unique colors and disease resistance such as Dancing with Smurfs! We put a lot of research into planning which varieties to grow each season and have hard-to-beat prices, plus you can rest assured that our veggies are not treated with pesticides.

Herb Combos

We created some beautiful and unique herb combos this year - they make a great gift and can fit in most spaces! A nice way to bring Mom fresh herbs without worrying about where she will plant them.

Herbs with Edible Flowers like Nasturtium, Chamomile, & Borage

We love these options for their beauty, support of pollinators, and the fun they add to salads and other dishes! Choose from nasturtiums, chamomile, borage, calendula, African Blue Basil and more!

Fresh-Baked Bread from Houston House

It goes fast! Houston House knows how to bake - let them do it so Mom doesn't have to!

They will be set up Saturday morning for as long as supplies last!


Copper Garden Art from Haw Creek Forge

One of a kind hand-crafted copper garden art made locally by Haw Creek Forge! We've got a wide assortment of pieces including hummingbirds, owls, frogs, praying mantis, dragonflies, birds, and more! These pieces are absolutely stunning and will be prized for years by Mom.

Succulent Frames

Individually designed and planted at Painters, these unique gifts are sure to impress! Our staff chose hardy succulents so that these frames can be hung outside (full sun ideal) year round! Quantities are limited.

Indoor Pottery from The Pottery Market Asheville

We've got a fun selection of beautiful indoor pottery from this local company!

Bouquets from Mackey Meadows

Available at Painters on Friday, these locally grown bouquets offer a unique blend of seasonal flowers and greenery, and are truly pieces of art!

Mounted Staghorn Fern or Bird's Nest Fern

If you know your plant-loving loved one would love another plant this year, then gift them something truly unique like these mounted Staghorn and Bird's Nest Ferns, crafted on-site by our team members!


Painters Greenhouse 50th Anniversary T-shirt

In a variety of colors and sizes, this shirt was designed by owner Brad Owen and printed locally by Lightning Bolt Ink!

Painters Greenhouse Gift Certificate

Help Mom afford the landscape of their dreams with a Painters Greenhouse Gift Certificate (available for purchase online or in person).

Painters Greenhouse Sticker

Jazz up Mom's water bottle with a Painters sticker!


What does Mom really want for Mother's Day? To spend time with you! Why not take her out to lunch and spend the afternoon strolling around Painters Greenhouse?

Mom & daughter Deenie & Dana pause to enjoy the beauty made possible by their amazing team!

Imagine surprising your mom with a beautiful and unique plant she's never seen before - it's sure to make her day! Visit us during our Mother's Day event, and treat your mom to an unforgettable experience filled with stunning plants, exclusive deals, and our welcoming team! We can't wait to help you make this Mother's Day truly special for your mom!

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