An Apple Tree for the Teacher?

Filed under: Landscaping

Now that summer vacation is coming to an end, most kids are headed back to school. Many parents enjoy giving “back to school” presents to their kids’ teachers, such as a wall decoration, something special for the teacher’s desk, or an attractive potted plant to add cheer to the classroom.

We, of course, highly recommend a potted plant! It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year, and if you select a hardy plant, teachers can even take them home and continue to enjoy them when the school year is over.

red apple and chalk on booksSo which plants make the best gift for a busy teacher? Obviously, you want to choose something low maintenance, that will fare well indoors. We suggest one of the following:

Amaryllis – these bloom all winter and add a lively touch during the cool season.

Succulents – these require very little water and are extremely hardy. You can arrange several succulents together in an attractive pot, for a beautiful, long-lasting gift.

Orchids – these elegant plants make a unique gift, but do require a bit more care. They make the perfect gift for a science or agriculture teacher, who will appreciate the challenge.

Air plants – these require zero dirt or real watering – just a bit of mist occasionally. This is the perfect choice for the busy elementary school teacher, and the kids will get a kick out of the plant that seems to grow miraculously with practically no maintenance.

Lavender – this herb is fragrant all year round, and can be replanted into your teacher’s home garden when school ends next year.

Potted herbs – delicious, fragrant herbs like rosemary and basil make great gifts, and your teacher can use them to teach their students about plants in our diet. A tea garden also makes for a unique and easy-to-grow gift.

The above are just some of our favorite gift suggestions for potted plants.

We love appreciating our teachers as much as you do!

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