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Mother’s Day DIY Gift Idea: Mixology Herb Garden

herb garden at home

Mom’s love a cool refreshing cocktail on a summers evening, so why not make mom this unique cocktail inspired herb planter as a gift this Mother’s Day courtesy of Clippings Floral Design.  You can tailor it by choosing herbs that go with mom’s favourite cocktails so she will have fresh herbs for mixing drinks all summer long!

What you will need:

Container with drainage holes, can be something small for a patio table or a large focal piece

Potting soil

Herbs of your choice, enough to fill your container without over crowding.  Consider also small vegetables like cherry tomatoes and edible flowers for garnishes.

Plants to Use:

Below are some suggestions of herbs and plants that are popular in drinks as well as a suggestion of what to use them in!

Sweet Basil – Basil Martini’s

Violas – Sparkling Viola Cocktail

Thyme – Thyme Martini

Rosemary – Rosemary Greyhound

Spearmint – Mojito

Lavender – Lavender Sour

Marigold – Marigold Tea Cocktail

Pineapple Sage – Blackberry & Sage G & T

Cherry Tomato – Caesar

Lemon Verbena – Lemonade

How to Assemble:

  1. Fill your container with potting soil, if it is a large container you can use rocks at the bottom to take up space and improve drainage.
  2. Plant herbs of your choice.
  3. Water thoroughly to settle in plants.

To view more home and garden tips from Clippings Floral design click here.

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