5 Fantastic Flowers for Mother's Day
Mother's Day will be here in just a few days and flowers have always gone hand-in-hand with this Mom honoring day.
There are 5 Flowers that remind me of the "moms" in my life:
Lily of the Valley
I have been blessed with the most amazing mom and this precious flower is my mom's favorite flower. In years past, this flower was always in bloom on Mother's Day. However, this year everything is a little late and these delicate Lilies of the Valley are not quite open (I took the following pictures a few years ago) (That is my mom standing in front of the Detroit River & the City of Detroit before the Renaissance Center was built).
Black Cherry Rose
This beautiful rose was started from a rose bush in my Oma's garden (Oma is German for Grandma). She passed away when I was only 7 years old but my memories of her are strong enough to last a life time. I'm thankful that my dad started this rose bush from a rose cutting taken from her garden.
I unfortunately never had the pleasure of meeting my dad's mom or "Mimi" as she would have been known to me ("Mimi" is the French Canadian word for Grandma) - she had passed away before I was born. But I always think of Lilacs when I look at pictures of her - I don't know why but I do. Someday in heaven I'll ask her if she liked Lilacs (That is a picture of Mimi on her Wedding Day - I can't quite see what kind of flowers she is holding).
"Monique" The Rose
My little sister has become an amazing mom to my beautiful nieces. This gorgeous rose was started from a rose cutting taken from my sister's wedding bouquet. In the picture below is my sister on her Wedding Day and me the Bride's Maid!
These Irises remind me of my mother-in-law; not because they are her favorite kind of flower but because I had never seen this variation of Iris before meeting her. I grew up with the Royal deep purple Iris (which is also beautiful) but these yellow & purple striped Irises are "surely" stunning.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful Moms out there!
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Beautiful photos! Just followed your fun blog!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I'm following you on facebook, google+, twitter & Pinterest - I will have to try GFC again later - it's been acting up for me lately.Delete
Beautiful tribute. What a wonderful idea to compare our favorite mothers to flowers. Thanks for a lovely post. Wonderful way to start my day!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Elizabeth!Delete
Thanks so much for linking to our linkup! I love how you have a personal connection to someone with each flower. I love the roses but the other flowers are so beautiful, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Countdown in Style this week!ReplyDelete
I hope my comment doesn't show up twice. Just in case my first one didn't go through, I just wanted to thank you for linking to our blog hop! I love the flowers so much. Roses tend to be my favorite but you have such beautiful pictures of the others. How creative of you to reference your connection to someone in relation to these flowers! Thank you for joining us this week at Countdown in Style!ReplyDelete
They did show up twice but that's OK - they are both a little different. Thanks so much for your kind words!Delete
The flowers are beautiful. And I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.ReplyDelete
Your tribute for mothers day is wonderful. Thanks for co-hosting from Wake Up Wednesday. Please join me on my WW this week Oh My Heartsie Girl WW LinkyReplyDelete
I love this post. Brings back a lot of memories with the classic flowers. Thank you for sharing them on our Four Seasons Blog HopReplyDelete
Monique is beautiful... well, they all are! I would love to start a garden, soon. I don't have a green thumb at all, but I'm excited to find beautiful flowers to drive me to actually do it. Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style!ReplyDelete
Great pictures, you bring out the true beauty in these amazing flowers. My favorite is the lilacs. :) Thanks for joining us on the TGIF Hop. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! See you soon!ReplyDelete
Mary @ Back to the Basics
Flowers are always a good idea.ReplyDelete
Our Lilacs our in bloom right now.
thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop
What a beautiful way to tell us about these great Mom's. I personally have grown a couple of the plants you have shown. I love smelling lilacs while they are blooming.ReplyDelete