Thursday, May 10, 2012

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M-O-T-H-E-R in the Garden

Callibrachoa 'Cali Pink Star'
Million bells or Calibrachoa 'Cali Star Pink''

"M" is for the million bells she gave me.


Queen of the Sea hosta
Hosta 'Queen of the Sea'

"O" means she's original and likes her foliage bold.

Hosta 'Tears of Joy'
Hosta 'Tears of Joy," a miniature

"T" is for the tears when she first saw me
Dicentra spectrabilis 'Gold Heart'
Bleeding Heart or
Dicentra spectrabilis 'Gold Heart'

"H" is for her heart of purest gold.

Lucerne blue-eyed grass
Blue-eyed grass or Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

"E" is for her eyes, with love light beaming.

Wisley 2008 rose
Rosa 'Wisley 2008,'  a David Austin rose

"R" is for the rose she'll always be.

Put them all together they spell

"Mother"


A word that means the world -- and the garden -- to me.

(With apologies to poet Howard Johnson)
 
By Karen Geisler

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely -- and well-done -- tribute.

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