We’re Planting Some Unique Ideas for Dad’s Day Gifting
Father’s Day is just ahead. This year, don’t wait for the last minute to get Dad the same old, same old. After all, your Dad always has your back, so why not show him he’s front and center in your heart and in your thoughts? The plants we’re spotlighting below send Dad the message that your love for him grows each year. Lush and alive, choose one as a perfect addition to Dad’s outdoor landscaping or his special interior spaces.
Idea #1 – The Old Man Palm (and how perfect is this?) Dad loves a good pun, and we’re certain he’ll love a great palm. Wonderfully low maintenance, this slow growing Cuban palm can reach 20 feet tall in the garden. Container friendly, it can also thrive indoors. Looking for something different for your Old Man? Look no further.
#2 – Is Dad a chef? Is he the guy who loves to make his own salads, sorbets, marinades, chutneys or cocktails? Even if he’s not a “foodie,” we’re certain Dad will appreciate the gift of a Meyer Lemon tree. Sweeter than regular lemons, Meyer Lemons have a discernible orange flavor. They’ve got more sugar and less acid than other lemons, and thus have a softer flavor than their famously sour siblings. These brightly colored lemons bring beautiful color into the yard while conjuring up a “taste” of the tropics.
#3 – With a nod to the Village People, you’ve always known your Dad was a “Macho, Macho Man, Who lives a life of freedom, Machos make a stand.”
So, take a stand, with a cool choice for your one-of-a-kind Dad: the Macho Fern. It can grow indoors or out, though it prefers light shade (as too much sun can scorch the fronds). The Macho Fern is also a smart choice for Dad’s office.
#4 – In your family, you’ve always relied on Dad. His love and support is a constant on which you depend. Just like a leopard, you know he’ll never change his spots. That’s why we’re recommending the Giant Leopard Plant this Father’s Day. Known for its giant heart-shaped shiny leaves, its colorful daisy-like flowers grow through late summer. The Giant Leopard does best with a couple of hours in the sun, along with slightly moist, well-drained soil. It’s a perfect gift for your Cool Cat of a Dad.