Monday, April 25, 2011

Mama's Garden

Hoping you all had a wonderful Easter weekend

Today I'm sharing a few pics from my mother's beautiful garden.

You see, Mama's garden is in the most unlikely a once-empty field next to their manufactured stone business.....right next to Interstate 20. When my parents originally bought this property they planned to renovate the old house (which you will see in the background of some of the photos) and live there, next to the shop.

Well, that never happened and basically the house is a huge storage building but Mama had already started a garden here and figured since they spend so much time at work, this would be a great place to escape for lunch or a little quiet time, so it stayed.

Oh, I forgot to mention this. She said the only way I can post these pics is to explain that we have had two very dry years and that is why you will see some large empty patches such as the one above. And she hasn't replaced the pinestraw mulch yet that usually covers the black paths. :)

Love the deep burgundy and gold in this one!

I was a little late in getting pictures. They usually peak around Easter but I forgot Easter was a little later than usual this year. When the Iris are in full bloom it is absolutely breathtaking. You woudn't believe the customers and passersby that wander out there in amazement. It brings her such joy to share the garden with others. Most of them leave with a pot of plants for their own garden. You see, Iris must be divided every 3 years so in a garden this size, something has to be divided every year. The women in my family usually make a weekend of it. Everybody takes some home, gives them away to friends. Whatever is left, we plant in recycled nursery pots. These little guys eventually make their way to a new home throughout the year.

My sweet Mama

Don't think I was supposed to post this one. hehe. But it really shows the garden well

I know.....getting a little picture crazy

Last one I promise.....

All these pics and I didn't get a single pink one. Mama's not gonna be happy about that! Maybe there's still a few left and I can run over there and snap a few!!

It's warming up fast here in East Texas. Temperature was 92 Saturday!!
 So I'm trying to enjoy every last minute of spring  before summer hits us like a brick wall.

One last note, please keep my family in your prayers. My stepmother's dad passed away early yesterday  after a lengthy illness. He was 87 and lived a long happy life but as you can imagine he will be greatly missed. How beautiful though that the Lord chose to bring him home on Easter :)

May you each have a blessed day



  1. Lovely flowers. Thanks for oming by my way!

  2. Thanks for sharing the beautiful flowers with us. Sorry for your family's loss.

  3. SO beautiful! It reminds me of Monets garden :)