Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mother's Garden

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there.

This morning we had the treat of celebrating with Mom over brunch and then heading to her place and helping to plant her garden.

My love of the garden comes from my mom.

I still remember being a kid and trying to pronounce forsythia. Today it was a treat to bring her an artemisa, which we always had in our garden, and see her plant it, pronouncing, "Artemisia always goes in a corner." I remember living at home and gently touch the soft, soft artemisia with the soles of my bare feet - bliss. Now I have one in my garden too.

It was a joy to see Mom so happy today.

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Great pics Jamie! She was so happy, which was so nice to see. I'm glad the green thumb got passed on to some of us.

Sacred Suzie said...

OMG! Those were the greatest pictures of Mom EVER! She looks so happy. I am so glad you all did that for her garden and helped her and went down memory lane like that. How beautiful.

Latharia said...

Oh, now THAT is uplifting!!!! :D

Tammy said...

Jamie - I love these pictures - the ones of your mom and her grin just made me smile!! She looks so happy! I wasn't with my mom yesterday, so I'm so glad you and Shannon could be!!

pink sky said...

your mom is so cute!

Jana B said...

Awwwww... your mom looks SO happy!!!! You all definately made her mom's day something special!

Hmm... how DO you pronounce forsythia??? lol

mermaid musings said...

VERY heartfelt post!
and your mom sitting in the floor was so sweet to my eyes...

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful! looks like wonderful mother's day, xoxo

Rachel said...

Jamie, I went to a plant sale yesterday morning and bought a whole bunch of plants. At the sale, one silvery feathery plant asked me to take it home, too, so I did. As I placed it around several possible planting spots, I came to a corner of a bed. Suddenly, I heard, "Artemisia belongs in a corner" in my head and I realized it was your mothers' gardening advice I was heeding. Tell her I planted it right where she would approve of here in my garden in NJ.