It might seem we make a bigger fuss about Mother’s Day than we do for Father’s Day. Since Mother’s Day coincides with the beginning of the planting season, it’s just the perfect fit. Gorgeous hanging baskets become Mother’s Day baskets, geraniums become Mother’s Day gifts, etc. But don’t let this fool you. We value Fathers just as much.

To show our appreciation, this Sunday, June 20, the first 25 dads will receive a free pair of gardening gloves with purchase. And to help you select the perfect gift, I’ve put together a list of suggestions for the gardening dads on your list.

I love the expression “Real Men Grow Roses.” Father’s Day is the perfect time to give your ‘real man’ the fragrance and color that only tea roses can offer. With so many colors to choose from you might decide to take advantage of our great quantity pricing and fill your cart.

Big Daddy Hosta, with its huge, heavily textured blue foliage, opens spikes of bell-shaped, white flowers in July and August. When planted in rich, well-drained soil in partial to full shade Big Daddy will reach a height of 24 to 32 inches and a spread up to 60 inches. At maturity this is one awesome hosta.

Bred for its lemon yellow foliage, Lemon Daddy Hydrangea will brighten up any dark, shady corner of your garden all-season long. This vigorous cultivar has strong stems and makes a great accent plant. Combine it with ligularia, brunnera, astilbe and ferns for a beautiful display.

For sunny areas Dad might like Wine and Roses Wiegela. Its vibrant rose-colored flowers pop against the dark burgundy foliage! After a tremendous show in the spring, Wine and Roses provides additional bloom throughout the summer and fall, which hummingbirds adore. The leaf color intensifies to near black in late summer.