GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS; WAY TO GROW, GRADUATES!
Graduation is a little different this year and we know that the dream moment of walking across the stage in their cap and gown may not become a reality. Make your Graduate feel extra special with a fun and festive display. Give them the graduation celebration that they deserve and gift them with plants and beautiful containers that they can cherish for years to come. No matter if its 5th grade graduation, high school graduation, or even college, show how proud you are of their hard work and their amazing accomplishment with a family celebration that they will always remember. Plus, teach your Graduate life lessons about planting that can keep them growing for a colorful future!
GRADUATION PLANT TAGS
First, give the celebration a bold and thoughtful touch with Graduation Plant Tags! Enjoy the FREE template with various designs in the link below to get started!
Simply, color or paint the different designs. Use their favorite colors or their school colors to really make them pop! After you are finished decorating, cut out the plant tags and glue to a popsicle stick so that it can easily be placed into any container garden!
Personalize the plant tags and even write an inspiring note! Tell your Graduate how special they are, give advice for the future, or even jot down care tips for their container garden gift.
HOW TO MAKE GRADUATION CONTAINER GARDENS
STEP 1: SUPPLIES
You will need the following items to create the graduation-themed pottery:
- Plants – try low-maintenance varieties for starter plants like succulents and cacti or create a container garden for the sun or shade
- Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil
- Terra cotta pottery from Calloway’s or Cornelius
- Decorative moss and pebbles
STEP 2: DECORATE YOUR CONTAINER
Create personalized, graduation-themed pottery that your Graduate can keep for years to come and re-use with different plants in the future. This little keepsake will always remind them of what they accomplished and their special day of celebrating.
Graduation Cap Pottery
Using their favorite or school colors, paint a cap and tassel on one of your terra cotta pots. Keep the design modern and simple.
Paint a diploma on your terra cotta pot in the same color scheme as the rest of the designs. Have some fun with this one and create a graduation ceremony. Announce your kiddo’s name, have the family cheer loudly, and hand them their container garden diploma! Create a memory for that special moment that they will always cherish.
Way to Grow Pottery
Another option for decorating the Graduation containers is to write an inspirational message! Make it sentimental or simply state, “Way To Grow!” This message will encourage them to keep it up and keep growing in their knowledge and character.
Other Decorative Pottery
STEP 3: START PLANTING & ADD SOIL
Once your containers are ready to go, fill them with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil. Select a container with proper drainage for moisture control to keep your plant’s roots healthy. After you add your plants and water in thoroughly, add more soil if needed.
STEP 4: PLANT SELECTION
When selecting plants, remember to keep these details in mind:
- Where will the container garden be displayed?
- What are the sunlight requirements?
- What are the watering requirements?
When planting a container garden, it is always best to select plants with similar sun and water requirements to grow successfully! Use the “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method for a bright and dynamic display. This will help you create an interesting layout for your plants!
For easy care and plants that can be kept indoors, try gifting your Graduate with gorgeous succulents or dynamic cactus varieties. Let your Graduate build confidence with these lovely and low-maintenance plants. Visit our blog here for more information and tips on planting a succulent container garden!
Give your Graduate a new project to care for with a container garden made for the sun or the shade. Give them the gift of guidance and planting tips. Grow together and bond as you each learn how to properly care for a container garden and help your Graduate learn the tools for planting success in the future. For tips on planting container gardens for the sun or the shade, visit our blog here!
For more help on care tips and instructions, keep the plant tags that are provided with your plant selections. They contain all the vital information that the plants need to grow successfully, and your Graduate will be come more accustomed to what they are growing and how!
LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN
To complete the Graduation containers, add a final touch to complete the look. Try adding decorative moss or stones and pebbles. After you water in your plants, cover the soil with the decorative elements.
Finally, add your personalized Graduation plant tags to various containers and set up your display!
It is time to celebrate! Make some fun snacks and turn on some tunes. Have fun with your family and most importantly, take some time to show your Graduate that they are awesome, what they have accomplished is important, and give them the encouragement to keep on working hard, to keep learning, and to keep growing!
Focus on the moment and make this the Graduation that they will remember forever. Plus, teach them the ability to cope with the unexpected and turn it into a positive experience and memory. This is a lesson that they will hold onto as they move on into the next stage of their future. Learning the basics to plant care is the first step to setting up your Graduate with the knowledge and confidence to create a strong and sustainable future for themselves.
OTHER GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS
We have tons of great gift ideas at our store nearest you! Treat your Graduate with adorable pottery, garden décor, or gorgeous gardening gloves! Pick up a watering can, shovel, and plant food to aid in their planting success. Or, pick up a Calloway’s or Cornelius Gift Card so they can explore and discover all the planting possibilities!
3 WAYS TO SHOP
At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we want to make gardening easier for you with 3 ways to shop. Our open-air stores are here for you to enjoy, or you can call our store nearest you and place an order over the phone for Curbside Pickup! Plus, try shopping online! We are working diligently to add more inventory to our online stores for your gardening ease! When you shop online, you can select Curbside Pickup or use home delivery!
Show us how you are celebrating your Graduates on social media! Tag us in your photos and use #CALLOWAYSNURSERY or #CORNELIUSNURSERY and #TIMETOGROW!
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! KEEP IT UP AND KEEP ON GROWING!