Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My BLOOMS

ok, after posting that I am not around, I popped into Sherry's zoo....and read her sweet tribute to her father's garden. So I decided to finally show some of mine. Why? because I don't plant in lines- I kinda let them grow where they can....
and because I decided to take my own advice.

See, I am always telling my children things don't have to be perfect to be good enough....but I was waiting to take pictures of my gardens when they were perfectly weeded, bugged, and well, you get the picture.

So here are my BLOOMS and why I am not on the computer so much. . . .

My Favorite? Oh but my HYDRAEGNA's of course,



WHY? because they remind me of my great grandmother, Jane Jackson Cleveland. She lived in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard Island. These beauties can be seen everywhere there...she had them and Rhododendrums.


and because they remind me of the birth of my son, Caleb. See there was a picture on the wall in my birthing room. It was of a little blonde boy riding a tricycle in front of a mature hydraegna....I told my husband- that is my great grandmother's bush with our little boy in front of it- all is going to be well.

speaking of the birth of my Caleb, I also have these pretty little flowers. . . .



we bought these because they are bluebirds . . . .



which is what we've named our Caleb since he was born.



because he had the lightest blue umbilical cord-
and the most beautiful lightest blue eyes . . .

see;

4 comments:

tysdaddy said...

What a dapper boy! Love the eyes . . . so innocent yet full of mischief.

Beautiful flowers . . .

Sarah Laurence said...

Your hydrangea are beautiful – they make me think of Martha’s Vinyard and Nantucket Island too. I lived in MA for 12 years. Caleb’s eyes are gorgeous – he looks so happy. I love how nature can bring back such good memories. How nice to discover your garden blog!

garden girl said...

Beautiful blooms. I can so relate to your love of hydrangeas being tied to the memories of your grandmother's garden. Most of my favorite plants in the garden trigger nostalgic, happy memories.

Your Caleb is beautiful boy.

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Beautiful flowers. And beautiful boy!

For me the yard is always a place of memories and I hope to instill some new memories in my children. I always wonder in 30 years what flowers will make them think of their childhood...