Yellow flowers brighten even the gloomiest day in November. And my “Aunty Doris” chrysanthemum is still going strong.
I would love to know more about Aunty Doris. I’m searching family archives to find photos of her greenhouse and garden. I’m sure we have a lot in common. We both love growing flowers and arranging them. And I think of her often.
When I’m cutting and arranging these flowers, I think about her doing the same – only 40 ago. We would have taken cuttings, grown the plants and watered them. And would both be harvesting them at the same time of the year.
I’ve arranged my yellow chrysanths with dogwood stems, phormium and ferns from the garden. The creamy white button chrysanthemums are called Stallion and are growing through the sweet pea canes in the cut flower patch. These flowers, as always, are for my wonderful MIL Joan. She loves any signs of spring- so I have added tiny hazel catkins. Together with the cheerful yellow chrysanths- they are guaranteed to make her smile. I just wish Doris could see them too.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting this meme. Why not go over and see what the others are growing and how they are using flowers from their gardens. Are you growing any plants passed down through the family, as I am? Or do any of your flowers remind you of friends and family?