Happy Spring and welcome to the garden. For those of you who are new followers …these gardens are somewhat new. You see, this is my childhood home. Some of the gardens are brand new but yet have some of the plants and flowers my mother planted 50 years ago, just like these Forget Me Nots. She sprinkled seeds years ago and they are still going strong!
In early spring they cover the beds with their blue hues. Some bloom pink and white as well.
I am a snowbird and sometimes I miss all their glory but this year I witnessed their beautiful expanse.
Our family home has been a loving home in all the years I lived here as a child and young woman in college. And also all the years my parents lived here. Our family grew up here… first it was a cottage but then with additions it became a warm and cozy home. The gardens and beds were all started by my sweet Momma.
These rhododendrons were planted by her and my sister over 40 years ago. Just walking past these lovely blooms brings this family an overwhelming amount of emotions! My brother was just here and was so happy that we are still able to see these gardens!
The rhododendrons are in full bloom and the bees are loving them!
Look at the pollen on his legs!
Love was in abundance here… but when my Mom was ill our full attention was on her. So some of these gardens were neglected. Sweet man and I knew we had some work to do.
This patio was nothing but ivy and weeds. We both knew what we wanted and sweet man made it happen! I spray painted the old wicker… left from my parents. It was in the garage for more then 10 years.
Each bed needed help.
We took old gardens and made them our own! Even a brand new walkway was added. I owe so much of this beauty to my sweet man. He did all the hard work… I just added more love that this yard missed for a while.
I added new Lupines…
But my Mom’s lupines still bloom! These are over 40 years old.
The new and old plants are thrilled to be together!
The above irises are new since last summer. We went to a wonderful lady who digs up plants from her gardens and sales them from $1-$5. These are from her! 💜
The old…like the columbines …keep blooming year after year .
I thank God that my Mom gave my family the love of gardening!
We are thrilled that we can still gather here where we grew up. We also thank God for …sweet man …as he has given his all. Not only on the exterior of our home but also the interior!
Thank you for visiting our gardens here in Pennsylvania.
Make sure you stroll along the paths of new and old.
Enjoy the flowers of new and old…
Sit and relax…
But whatever you do…
“Forget Me Not!”
Until Next Time ~Nancy
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Please visit the beautiful gardens with this garden party! And a great big thank you to Pam our hostess of the party.