You know where your own momma and/or the mother figure(s) in your life like to go for brunch. You also know what kind of card goes over best, what expresses exactly the right sentiment between you.

As for flowers, you can run by Quik Trip and grab a bunch by the check out, or you can let a creative florist help you come up with just the right thing.

flowers-of-clayton-img_33281Here’s where I got the hook-up for you: Flowers of Clayton at 8125-A Maryland Avenue in Clayton, 314-726-2424.

The Web site for Flowers of Clayton says it is a neighborhood shop where you can walk in to see, touch and smell the products. The shop provides nationwide and international delivery, yet it’s a friendly, local outlet where you can stop in and get exactly what you need.

Not only that, but the shop has an environmentally friendly recycling program where you can show your love for mother and for Mother Earth. Here’s how it works: Bring in three or more of your gently used flower baskets or vases and leave with a small, cash and carry bouquet.

The recycling program is the idea of manager and senior designer Nancy Schroeder.

So, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2009, but you don’t have to wait until then to check out the goods at > Flowers of Clayton <.  As they ask on their Web site: “Celebrating a special occasion? Sending a “thank you”? Wanting to have fresh flowers delivered to your home or business on a regular basis? We can handle all of your company as well as your personal floral needs. All you have to do is call the shop and tell our people what you need and when you need it!”