What are mom's favorite herbs, tea or salad ingredients? What beauty treatments would mom enjoy most—bath soaks, eye treatments, face scrubs? Google the keywords for recipes to inspire what to plant. Think lavender, lemon balm, aloe vera, basil, chamomile, thyme, rosemary, mint, cucumber and a variety of lettuces. Let the kids make signs to mark each variety.
When it's time for gift-giving, explain that you designed this beauty garden for her because she is beautiful inside and out! Attach the card to a special set of gardening tools and gloves or a farmers' market basket filled with delicious herbs and flowers (maybe even the ones growing in her beauty garden!) along with printed recipes for the homemade beauty treatments she will love. Don't stop there—make it a tradition to spend time in the garden with mom. Make it a Sunday morning ritual—herb scrambled eggs, anyone?
Plan a surprising, scenic walk