Flowers are a winner with Mom every time. Why not freshen up the tradition for Mother's Day 2011? Here are five ways to help you mix it up this year with these new blooms on an old bouquet.
So Mom's thumb isn't the greenest in the neighborhood? Stop in at Wilmore's -- one of our favorite nurseries in town -- for their selection of X-rated plants. Don't worry; it's nothing risqué. These plants can survive with minimal water and dry conditions.
711 E. County Line Road, Littleton; 303-795-5339
Functional greenery -- you can't beat that. Stop by Elliott's to pick up an array of organic herbs for Mom's kitchen windowsill. Maybe she'll cook something up while you're there...
6321 Lowell Blvd., Denver; 303-428-4043
Capelli Floral: After all the headaches we've given her over the years, she really deserves a getaway to Bali. But if that's not in the cards, send her one of Capelli's ultra-creative tropical designs for an exotic touch.
11 E. Louisiana Ave., Denver; 720-570-1307
Bonsai Nursery: She spent all those years shaping you, now give her a new focus for those skills. The staff here, known for extensive knowledge on the subject, can help you find the perfect bonsai to get her started.
3750 S Federal Blvd, Englewood; 303-761-3066
Delilah's of Denver: Sometimes the occasion calls for a straightforward token that says "I love you." For a traditional bouquet, call up Delilahs; their classic arrangements won't disappoint.
5370 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 109, Greenwood Village; 303-864-1678