Making Memories with Flower Gardening

 


Article by: Sandra Wilson

Flower gardening , Some Favorite Garden Bulbs is not only about the present, but can be about the past as well. Although this article is ostensibly about flower gardens, , Planting Around Tree Roots it is really more about carrying memories forward. This will enrich your flower garden. , The Front Porch Swings Through History

Just three weeks ago, at the time I write this article, my mother- and father-in-law died as a result of a car accident. In the fallout around that, the children, including my husband, had to go through their belongings. We had to sort 90+ years of memories and found some amazing things.

But the part that has to do with flower gardening , US Flag Etiquette lay outside , Organic Gardening Intro their home. , Delavay's Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi) Now, in their later years, they did not do as much gardening , What Are the Appropriate Plants for My Landscape as they had previously. But, they still had a few plantings around their home. , Accentuate Your with an Address Plaque They had lived in this house , Fuchsia procumbens for over 50 years and some of the plants , Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail provided memories to my husband and his siblings going back to their childhood.

It became very important to my husband and me to make sure we brought some of these plants , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses into our own garden. , Transplanting Trees There are the irises that my father-in-law fought to grow, , The Art of Painting Trees and Shrubs in certain locations , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish around the house, , The Front Porch Swings Through History and that he fought to control in others. I don't know how many irises he gave away over the years trying to thin his beds , A Teak Chair - Create a Livable Outdoor Space with One and keep them from taking over.

There is the purple phlox that finally found its place outside , How to Care for Long Stem Roses the back door , Wicker Patio Furniture or Teak Patio Furniture Look Awesome With Patio Chair Cushions off the patio. , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses When we were there this time, they were in magnificent bloom. Some of these will find their way into at least three gardens , Accentuate Your Home with an Address Plaque as an uncle has taken some plantings as well.

Although not part of the flower garden, , Swings Create an Enchanted Garden Setting there is the tree , Spurce Up Your Garden With Decorative Birdhouses that my father-in-law planted to take the place , Fuchsia procumbens of the garage , Planting Around Tree Roots the city would not allow him to build. "If I can't build a garage, , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish I'm going to grow , Planting Around Tree Roots me one." Or the other tree, , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House a red oak, in the front yard. , Hurricane Landscaping Considerations I have pictures of my own children as little tykes standing in front of it. It has come a long way, baby.

Then there are the red roses , Wicker Patio Furniture or Teak Patio Furniture Look Awesome With Patio Chair Cushions of three different varieties in the back yard. , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses These haven't been there as long as some of the other flowers. , Fuchsia procumbens But they have been there since the grandkids and great-grandkids started coming along. What a better memory than carrying cuttings from these into our own flower gardens , Summer ing Tips for our grandchildren to admire and know came from their great-grandparents.

This carrying on of the memories attached to the flower garden , Mulchers - A Buying Guide and of the joy of flower gardening , US Flag Etiquette is a good tradition. It is a living way to bring forward the past into the present. You may wish to consider this yourself , Hurricane Landscaping Considerations as well. Browse our gardening , Transplanting Trees articles in our Gardening , Garden Etiquette - How To Act When In Another's Garden Tips Articles for tips , Organic Gardening Intro on how to , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form take cuttings or otherwise propagate plants , Organic Gardening Intro from your own parents' and grandparents' flower gardens. , Free Landscaping Ideas - How To Correctly Plant a Tree Share these living reminders of your personal history with your own family. Make your flower gardening , Wild Flowers that much more important and enjoyable.
© 2005, Sandra Dinkins-Wilson.

Find more articles about Flower Gardening , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden for all Flower Garden , What Are the Appropriate Plants for My Landscape Lovers at our informative website, http://flowergardenlovers.com

add your link
addyour link
add your link to our site


What's Inside bullet1
7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices - Are you looking for a way to add to your garden , Flowers For U décor? Want something timeless, natural , How to Build a Pond: Basic Considerations or stylish? There are many things that you can add to your outdoor , Getting Tulips to Bloom for Two Months in Your Garden living space to make it comfortable and inviting and still provide you with few hours of w...

How To Choose a Storage Shed - If you own a house, , Care and Repair of Garden Tools at some point the need for extra storage space soon becomes evident. Arguably the most common solution is to purchase a storage shed. , Tips for Planting an Outdoor Herb Garden There are hundreds of styles and options available, but taking the time review these...

Seeding Your Lawn, Laid Bare - I’ve never laid carpet, , Landscaping Your Patio tiles , Finding the Right Landscaping Company or lino but there is one floor , Six Good Reasons For Going Organic I do know how to , 5 Simple Steps to Care For Your Push Reel Mower lay and that is the carpeting for the outdoor room. , How To Ensure Early Bulbs Bloom, Year After Year I speak of course of the most popular garden , How To Waterproof a Canvas ground-cover the lawn. , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? Prepare before you sowThe bes...

Marjoram: The Herb of Happiness - Called the “herb of happiness,” Origanum majorana, commonly known as sweet marjoram or knotted marjoram, is an herbal symbol of peace and well-being. Marjoram is grown as an annual , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses in the colder parts of the world but is perennial , Iris Flowers Remind Me Of Mom! in warmer regio...

Rugged Outdoor Elegance: All Weather Indoor / Outdoor Rugs - Remember When . . .In the not too distant past, the words "outdoor rug" referred to something like a small patch of Astroturf that one placed out on the p...

Clematis Care - Excellent for training on trellises, fences, porches , Home and Garden Decor and posts. Particularly effective used with climbing roses , House Name Plates or scrambling through shrub , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives roses and deciduous shrubs. , Why Teak Furniture is the Better Choice Requires support to climb. Prefer evenly moist, well drained, rich, slightly al...

Compost: Food for the Soil - Whether the original source was grass , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish clippings, sawdust, animal manure, or vegetable , Sheds scraps from your kitchen, , Mosquitos... Beware! all organic , Replacing Tree Blossoms with Hanging Baskets matter eventually becomes compost. , Daylily 'When My Sweetheart Returns' Whether you make your own compost , Outdoor Wood Furniture - Check the Method of Construction Before Buying or buy it ready-made, you can add finished compost , Sheds an...

Decorative Garden Accents - Think of your garden , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping like you would a room , Greenhouse Buying Guide - Choosing The Right Greenhouse in your home. , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping After planning the shape, tilling the soil, , How to Grow Bananas choosing the right plants , A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space the last step is to add those personal touches. And just like indoors , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump this is accomplished with accessories. , 5 Tips For Fish Pond Maintenance What...

Tips On Caring For Your Cut Flowers - Imagine it's a special occasion and you've just received a glorious bunch of roses. , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business You put them in your best vase and you stand back to admire them. You'd love to make them last as long as you possibly can, but other than keeping them out of dire...

Seasonal Gardening




© 2007 mygarden.net.au Gardening | Landscaping | Climate Change | Home Improvement | How To DIY | Home Garden | Interior Design | Home Security | Home Finance | Forum | DIY | Add Your Link