Gloria Beck, Parkland Garden Centre owner, says planters are popular for Mother’s Day in central Alberta. File photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Flowers, planters popular during Mother’s Day in central Alberta

Flowers are a classic buy for Mother’s Day, but some central Albertans are opting for planters.

Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre owner Gloria Beck said having plants in your home is popular.

“It’s very trendy right now. So we’re seeing a lot of house plants go out instead of cut flowers,” said Beck.

“We’re more and more aware of the advantages of having house plants in your home.”

Beck is seeing many children accompanied by their fathers walk into Parkland Nurseries to buy presents for mom, including fashions, accessories and gift certificates.

Another popular item this Mother’s Day at the Red Deer County business is a dish garden.

“It’s a grouping of plants planted in a unique container,” Beck said.

Beck finds people are hungry for some greenery and warm weather this time of the year.

“What we see is the eagerness to find greenery or flowering plants in the yard. Everybody is hungry for spring and warm weather.”

Cindy Bengtsson, co-owner at Floral Expressions in Red Deer, also finds people are looking to bring a bit of spring and sunshine into their homes.

“Everyone is enjoying spring flowers. The nice thing about Mother’s Day is that most flowers are appropriate and people like the spring mix,” she said, adding gerbera, lilies, spring roses, pyrenees are popular choices this time of the year.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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