By CATHI AYCOCK

The whole “don’t plant until after Mother’s Day” adage is ringing in my ears. But the gardening itch is every bit as strong.

I fight the urge to plant (and possibly mourn if we get a late frost) by indulging my gardening passion with some fun home decor and fashion items.

I love the idea of throwing a garden-themed party, complete with fresh from the garden cabbage plates and a centerpiece of a charming watering can filled with flowers.

Perhaps a trio of fresh salads, followed by cupcakes decorated like flowers would echo the theme for a luncheon. Or a specialty cocktail using herbs and fresh juices.

Whatever the menu, dig in to your own garden themed event with all of the charming items shown below!

For the city dweller, this charming kit is ready to water and grow! (Or give them as party favors at your garden themed party!) With herbs and flowers available, by Organic Grow, $16.95 each at Pear Tree Avenue, 237 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, 615-221-1010.

 

Every gardener loves green and these adorable cabbage plates are no exception. Pretty enough for a spring luncheon, this is the tablescape that will elicit oohhs and aahhs!

Add a garden theme to your tablescape with twig and vine placemats, $16.96,  cabbage dinnerware starting at $8.98, cabbage napkin rings, $3.68 each, and garden themed napkins, $3.96 each. All from Pier 1 with stores at Cool Springs and Green Hills.

 

A charming centerpiece, this aged vintage style watering can is already filled with faux ferns. Add your own fresh blooms for even more impact.

Create a charming vignette with this moss covered watering can and greenery, $45 at Pear Tree Avenue, 237 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, 615-221-1010.

 

Hosting a garden-themed soiree? You’ll be the most charming of hostesses in this flower pot blouse in a pretty pink.

Host a garden themed party and wear the theme with this charming flower pot bedecked blouse, $148 at Raine, 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood, 615-454-2792.

 

Until your harvesting your own veggies, you can pretend with a yummy salad and these garden tool salad tongs.

Garden tool salad servers, $20 at Raine, 330 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, 615-545-2792.