In search of my of my mother's garden,
I found my own!
The bleak gardens of winter have once again burst into colour...and how nice to be able to run outside and find some flowers to bring in!
As I snipped these blooms yesterday, I couldn't help but think of my mom...and my mother-in-law. Both of them had beautiful flower gardens...and the flowers that I cut were from plants which originally came from them.
The yellow 'daisy-like' flowers were from my mom...and came from her mother before that! I have no idea what they are called, but they are among the first to bloom every spring.
The little blue stems were from my mom-in-law's garden...and the bleeding heart was a plant she gave me as a gift a long time ago. She loved 'bleeding hearts'...and once she no longer had a garden of her own, I was sure to bring her a bouquet every spring.
I have one flower bed that I call my heritage garden...peonies, irises, bleeding hearts and daisies from our mothers. My garden will never look like those beautiful ones I remember...but I so enjoy that a bit of each of our mother's gardens blooms on every spring!