My mother’s flowers

I have written before about my mother and her green thumb. My mother loves to garden whether it is flowers or veggies. She lives with my sister in St Helens, OR. They have a beautiful yard. It is where my daughter Tara and Kelly got married last August.

My mother will be 80 next month and has some real health issues. She doesn’t get around as well as she did even a few years ago but nothing stops her from gardening. Sometimes she even complains about how much work it is to take care of her plants. But she is the one who faithfully waters them and babies them to grow strong and healthy. While my sister is the one who does the lawn work, mowing, watering, edging and stuff.

I was at their house Sunday for my great niece’s 12th birthday party and walked around the yard with my mother taking these photos. Sure she told me what they all were but I am not a gardener and have no clue what most of these flowers are called. I recognize Gerber Daisies, Pansies and Tulips but not much else. I do think that the flowers are all beautiful though.


6 Responses

  1. I recognize allium, hostas, irises, lenten roses and a few more! Beautiful flowers–I bet the yard looks wonderful!

  2. WOW these are beautiful flowers. Even at 80 your mom does good work caring for the flowers.

    • Bennie,
      My mother gets up before the butt crack of dawn and usually takes a long nap around 1:00PM or 2:00PM. Then she goes to bed for the night by 7:00PM. That is how at 80 she stills manages to take care of her gardens as well as she does.

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