Nothing beats fresh-cut flowers for Mother's Day.
But, forget having expensive floral arrangements delivered. Instead, gift fast-growing plants—or start your very own cutting garden—and there'll be no shortage of hand-tied backyard bouquets this season. Aside from saving your money on pro arrangements, many vase-ready growers are low maintenance and drought tolerant. Some even draw butterflies and birds, while others deter pests. Not a harvester? Fast growers are also great for filling bare spots in the garden left by winter. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!