Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

What a desolate place would be a world without a flower!
It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.
Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars
the flowers of the heaven.
- A.J. Balfour

It's my favorite time a year again and spring has finally made it's official entrance! I was like a kid in a candy shop yesterday, so many beautiful selections and choices. How can I pick from such a cornucopia of beautiful things!
Traditionally my Mom and I would start planting our flower garden on Mother's Day weekend. Because of ill health, my Mom is not able to garden anymore, so I do it for both of us. Form the initial trip to the Nursery to the final planter, we share it all! I can tell by the sound of her voice that she loves it still, which is a gift to us both!
Be sure to double click on each picture to see what I saw!



  1. I used to plant flowers in my mom's yard for mother's day also now she's been gone over two years. But I have an aunt I'll visit and bring flowers mom's younger sister.

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! I wish I could go to your garden centre: beautiful!

  4. Good tidings to you and your mom, too.

  5. Some women love to shop, some are addicted to you, when we get to the floral section of a place, someone better hold me back!

    Thanks for the beautiful floral trip...and for once I didn't spend a dime. ;)

  6. i love flower posts..seen a few today, and they're gorgeous...

  7. Lin;

    Gardens and planting flowers are something that we can still share with our family members. We build memories with them!


    Come to my garden anytime!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Hope;

    I know what you mean. I spent enough for both of us! I love shopping for plants....I have to go back next week and pick up a couple more.
    I always say a couple but I leave with a lot more!

  9. Braja;

    Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the flowers. I know I did enjoy what I saw !

  10. Happy Mother's Day to you, too.
    My Mother has great difficulty, but she still gardens. I myself am posessed with gardening at this time of the year.
    I have my plant shopping done (really, I'm never DONE)and we're getting plants out of our green house as well. The pots and planters are filling up. We'll be taking a load to plants to my mother on Sunday, and then helping her get everyting planted.

  11. Though it is difficult for her, my mother still gardens. It's just part of who she is, and I am the same way. We love this time of year, too.
    I have my plant shopping done (well, I'm never really DONE)and we are taking plants out of our green house now, too. Pots and planters are filling up.
    On Sunday we will take a load of plants to my mother and then help her get them planted.

  12. Just beautiful! Love all the flowers and the colors and yes, isn't it wonderful to have spring at last! Happy Mother's Day, Peggy, and enjoy the weekend and the flowers!

  13. My hubby has learned to drive past nurseries at top speed. He never, never takes me to one. A vist to a garden center is a real budget muncher! I can't resist. Wayne says I don't buy them... I adopt them. That's pretty close to true.

    What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day. Beautifying your world while spending time together. sigh... wish I could do that with my mom. She knew every plant by it's botanical name, and could grow just about anything from a clipping or a start. Her yard was a mini Garden of Eden.

    Hsppy Mom's Day... I'll look forward to seeing some of those flowers in your yard soon. I just posted waaaay too many photos of some of my gardens and favorite flowers. I love digging in the dirt and carrying on a friendly conversation with my daisies and delpheniums.

  14. Aww, love flowers too and it always makes me feel that everything is ok with the world when there is colour around me. So sweet you and your Mom can share this tradition together. Have a great Mothers Day both of you. Take Care.

  15. I love garden shopping! I wonder if it would still be fun... if you garden shopped online with your mom? She could pick out colors?

    Happy Mothers Day!!

  16. The greenhouse used to be the one place my Sis and Momma used to spend Saturdays going through. We would bring home so many plants that my Dad would roll his eyes because he knew there wasn't much space left in the yard for our new finds.

  17. The flowers are absolutely beautiful, I love flowers. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos, makes me want to get outside and start that garden I have in mind. Spring is my favorite also, right after autumn.

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  19. Lovely post, lovely flowers and a Happy Belated Mother's Day!

  20. Linda R;

    Possessed is a great way to describe how I am with flowers, perfect really.
    Hope you had a great day with your Mom!


    Yes, we are soooooooooo happy to see spring actually stay around! Love all the blooming flowers an trees. Hope you had a great day too!

  21. mom/caryn;

    I like that your husband refers to your flowers as adoptee's...I think that's very appropriate cause i feel that way about my flowers. I love to nurture them and watch them struggle to survive and then they exciting!

    Flowers do have a way of making us feel like life will go on and indeed it does.
    Hope you had a great day too Lilly and that Des is better!

  22. deli girl;

    I love those two seasons the the others too but something about spring and fall that is so inspiring to me!


    My husband reacts much, the same way when he unloads the car for me after flower shopping. WE always have room for one more plant.


    Thanks for your blog list, I need all he help I can get to permantly keep you on my favorites


    Hope your Mother's Day was good too,..we can love the flowers together. I love things that unite us.

  23. I used to help my grandmother with her gardens later in her life and she too enjoyed me sharing what I found with her. She is the one that gave me this gift of growing things. Well her and God.

  24. You make me want to pick up my mother and take her to the nursery. I just may do that!

    Btw, Happy Belated Mother's Day!! I love the quote and all the pretty flowers. Enjoy!! :)

  25. Gorgeous flowers and even more gorgeous Gracie :))


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