Reblogging my own post – a first – because today would have been my mother’s 74th birthday.
I bought myself a new rosebush recently – a peace rose. We had one in Florida, at the house where I did most of my growing up. Mom loved it. She wasn’t much of a gardener: the rose didn’t get a lot of attention and bloomed rarely. But when it did, she was ecstatic. I remember. I will never forget.
The 17th anniversary of my mother’s death is September 1. That year, 1997, it was also the Labor Day holiday – which meant exactly nothing to me at the time but makes it worse for me when they coincide again.
This post is for you, mom. I know you’d be thrilled with all of my beautiful flowers. But these roses are just for you, and I will think of you and smile with every new bloom.
They are very beautiful
Perfect. I remember her roses and they look just like hers.
What a beautiful trbute. ((tender hugs))
Lovely to see her roses – they are very beautiful.
This was also my mum’s favourite rose! The scent was just wonderful, and the colour – that gorgeous deep yellow tinted with pink. It’s the one rose I always recognize. Thanks Spiders. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
We’re fast approaching the anniversary of my dad’s passing. It makes Valentine’s Day very bittersweet knowing that “the day” is coming up almost immediately after. Hope you’re doing alright. The roses are lovely, and interestingly enough those were one of my dad’s favorites as well. ❤
Oh, so sorry. It sucks when you can’t get away from the day, even if you could. I’m glad to hear he liked them, too – maybe you should get one yourself! They can live in a pot if necessary 🙂
Mom is contemplating having part of the backyard redone this year, so I may try to convince her to let me do one in a pot. 🙂
So beautiful. Hugs to you. ❤
They’re beautiful! My grandmother had roses in her carport and I cannot smell them without thinking of her. I hope they bring you lovely thoughts and feelings.
That’s beautiful. I love the colors and it’s a very lovely way to remember and celebrate your Mum 🙂
Thanks! I can’t grow much else for her, as I only knew Florida plants and they just aren’t going to make it around here 🙂
True. Someone bought my Mum Tulips for her birthday. Man are those things thirsty. I came home today and they were all droopy so I had to fill them up again, which is like the millionth time since her birthday last week lol
My dad grew roses. My mom always insisted that only ones with lovely scents should be planted. The peace rose is absolutely the most perfect rose ever. I can still smell them in a little glass vase sitting on the table in the summer’s heat.
Thanks for such lovely pictures – and memories