Does your mom prefer outdoors to in? Does she treat her rose bushes with the kind of love you thought was only reserved for future grandchildren? Does she scoff at store bought tomatoes and lettuce? Sounds like you’ve got a mom with a green thumb. Here are 10 gifts that are perfect for her this Mother’s Day…
Gwyneth Paltrow has to unwind sometime, right? Well, her blog post over at GOOP from yesterday has many people wondering if she uses a little herbal assistance in doing so. In yesterday’s post, she described the herbs and vegetables she’s planted in her garden for the summer and gave accompanying photos. In one of the images, she’s labeled a section of salvia. Now, she could be talking about a specific type of sage. Or she could be talking about salvia divinorum, the legal but mind-altering substance that lead Miley Cyrus to act all cray-cray in that video. I’m kind of hoping it’s the latter. Hey, maybe her “Glee” character Holy Holiday has rubbed off on her a bit. [GOOP, NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Attention all geeks! If you were a science fair groupie or simply loved biology class, take note: you can grow a personal garden of meat-eating plants with this Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set. When you’re bored in the office or simply want a way to procrastinate when you’re on deadline, this plant set will surely come in handy. Luckily, it comes with a dome to protect your fingers and unsuspecting co-workers. Anything to support geekery!
For when flowers are too much and a Chia Pet is inappropriate, choose the Postcarden, a mailable pop-up greeting card/desk garden. Each 3D cityscape comes with a packet of watercress seeds, allowing the recipient to sprinkle them into the card’s crevices, water, and watch the greenery grow. Perfect for cheering up someone’s workspace or drab city apartment that is too cramped to even allow for a windowsill. The only scenario in which we could think of this being awkward: wishing someone luck on their fertility treatments.
Who doesn’t want local, fresh vegetables—especially when those veggies are, like, from your backyard local. Just because you don’t have hours of free time to slave away in the dirt and blazing sun, doesn’t mean you can’t follow Mrs. O’s gardening lead. Behold, your very own roll out and grow garden kit. The Roll-Out Veg Mat is a cardboard roll with four different types of seed and organic fertilizer pre-sown in. You “plant” the roll as a whole, water it, and wait for veggies to make an appearance. The seed choices change as the seasons do so you’ll always have seasonal veggies. [Trendhunter] Keep reading »
If you want your boyfriend to give you good lovin’ for years to come, make him go prune some bushes (no, not yours). Researchers at Medical University of Vienna found that 30 minutes of weeding, digging, or mowing were enough to reduce the risk of impotence by about 38 percent. And men who work off 4,000 calories a week will see their impotence risk drop almost 52 percent. Of course, other forms of moderate exercise also would work, but then you won’t have fresh flowers at your disposal. [Daily Mail, U.K.] Keep reading »
“I like looking at gardens. I like to watch other people working in gardens.” — Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger, in Maxim [Star Pulse] Keep reading »