Sure, Earth Day is just a few days away (how are you celebrating?) and, as a result, there’s been a whole lot of Mother Nature attention-lavishing going down. But let us not forget that sneaking up in just a couple of weeks is a very special Sunday that's dedicated to another special mother ... the one that you call "Mom." 

Do you have a Mom, cave-dwelling or not, that you’d like to green? Then consider bestowing her with one of these 10 — cus that's what my mom scores — home- and (mostly) garden-centric Mother's Day gifts ranging from fanciful (succulent shoes!) to practical (underwear dryers!) and everything in between. And don't forget to send your granny flowers and a card, too! 

Moulin Rouge Succulent Shoe @ VivaTerra ($49)

Recipe Cards & Boxes @ Twine ($135, box; $14, cards)

Potting Shed Creations Bamboo Grow Pot - Mom @ Branch ($22)

Wild Poppy Seed After-the-Garden-Bar @ Beekman 1802 Mercantile ($10)

SUCK UK Apron Guide @ The Curiosity Shoppe ($32)

Vintage Seed Pack Sachets @ Twine ($19)

Hydrangea Print @ Terrain ($220)

Seletti Underwear Dryer @ Conran Shop ($24)

Night Owl Paper Goods 'I Love You Mom' Birch Greeting Card @ Supermarket ($6)

I Love You Mom Antique/Vintage Stamped Spoon Garden Marker @ monkeysalwayslook's Etsy store ($10)

See also:

Mother’s Day meals: Appetizers

Mother's Day meals: The main course

Mother's Day meals: Desserts

Mother's Day poems

Mother's Day crafts: Easy projects for kids

Mother's Day songs: A guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2011

Inexpensive Mother's Day gifts

Start a Mother's Day garden

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2011
While Mother Nature is the main event this week, don't forget that there's another Mother-celebrating day just around the corner...