|From In the Garden|
Hi all! Today's post is short and sweet. The title of it stands for two things; which will become clear by the end of your reading. A flower in My Mother's Garden is pictured above. A lovely flower (gladiolus) full of color and at its peak back in October in Maine. This garden is a new 'old' garden. It has been dug many times out front of my mother's home in Mid Coast Maine. Dug many times you say? Yes, as gardens go, sometimes the gardener gets swept up in other things and the garden gets-uh-swept away by time. I think that this garden will hang tough for a while because even as my parents grow older and less able to do gardening, I have a wonderful sister who lives right next door to them. She will care for this garden to honor my mother. She is a Saint in all she does and also loves her mother's garden.
I wanted to share this picture and initially had it set to post on tomorrow's "Veggie Garden Update", but found a better reason to post it today that is more applicable. You see, mother's gardens are an important thing in almost all gardener's lives. If not their mother, then their father or grandmother, or grandfather, or aunt, or uncle...well you get the idea...gardened and we gardeners have those special memories of the gardens and the gardeners. I know I do. Just about everywhere I lived growing up I was able to garden, and my mother allowed that by making the gardens and having someone come rototill the rocky soil of Maine. My mother's gardens are special to me. Another garden blogger also finds her mother's garden is very special. In fact, Karrita even named her blog My Mother's Garden.
Karrita is a blogger who not only has beautiful gardens, but also makes crafts for gardens. As such, she decided to do a series of posts on other 'Artists In the Garden" and chose me to interview for her series after I posted my Glass on Glass Mosaic post. She is posting the interview today on her blog found here. I just want to thank her for dedicating a post to me and also a post on Linda Lunda.
My mother's garden and grandmother's garden have been real inspirations to me and to countless others, especially my sister. What relative inspired you....
in the garden....
You all go on over to Karrita's and say hello. I sent her a special picture of that other glass on glass mosaic door mounted.....in the garden.