Danny Bonvissuto, HGTV Gardens Contributor

Danny Bonvissuto

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Carrot Gold! This beautiful bunny necklace will ensure a good hare day for any mother.

For as long as I can remember, my mother has kept an old Erma Bombeck quote on her refrigerator: 

"The easiest part of being a mother is giving birth. The hardest part is showing up every day thereafter."

This may be one of the only things on which my mother and I agree. 

So what Mother's Day gift is appropriate for the woman who gave me life? Who thought I was a monkey when I was born because she didn't have her contacts in? Who taught me to tie my shoes and make the perfect scrambled egg sandwich? Nothing. I asked her. She's still mad at me for buying her a Christmas present.

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Succulent wreath from vivaterra.com

Conversely, I'll tell anyone who'll listen what I want for Mother's Day: It's this gorgeous succulent wreath from Viva Terra.

Here are some ideas from other mothers who'd trade breakfast in bed for a garden-centric gift any day. When you take your cues from Mother Nature, you can't go wrong. (But keep the receipt, just in case). 

Find Out What Mother's Day Gifts These Gardeners Would Love 8 photos

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