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Mom's Garden

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


 Yesterday, client work took me to my home town and of course I made sure that it included a visit with Mom.  Now this might mean we are a complete "snore", but when we get together, it is imperative that we stroll through the garden to check for new blooms/growth.


This blush color is one of my absolute favorite camellias.  I could plan an entire room around this flower.


Flowering quince is one of my favorite cutting flowers.  I love seeing a single branch in a plain glass vase.  Stunning.


Does anyone remember this boxwood wreath from Christmas?  It is just as green now as it was then.  Mom plans to leave it up all year and I love how it looks in her foyer.

I plan to take off the rest of the week to catch up on client projects.  See you next week.

24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I need to move further down this East Coast of ours! I can't believe your mom already has beautiful blooms like that! How lovely!

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  2. I can't believe those flowers are already so beautiful! And I thought my few crocuses were impressive!

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  3. Beautiful! Enjoy your time off and get lots done!

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  4. Beautiful blooms! I want a boxwood wreath for my front door. Have a great rest of the week!

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  5. I can't explain how jealous I am of the bountiful flowering quince--it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. Loved the idea of strolling in the yard and checking out the blooms! BTW I love your bathroom, don't change a thing!

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  7. Lovely blooms Rene, so gorgeous. I will miss your posts for the rest of the week, but enjoy your well-deserved time off for projects.

    Karen

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  8. Wow, such beautiful blooms!!! Love the boxwood wreath too :o)
    ~Des

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  9. I need a boxwood wreath. Was just thinking about that yesterday. Fresh flowers are my all time favorite accessory. Good for you for taking the rest of the week off. Good luck with the client work.

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  10. So pretty! We are a snore for sure, my mom and I were touring what's 'going to bloom' when it warms up! Enjoy your projects!

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  11. What gorgeous blooms; and I am amazed that the boxwood wreath is still flourishing!!

    Please do come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway from Fresh Produce I think you will love!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. So pretty! I can't wait til things start blooming around here.

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  13. Your mother's flowers are gorgeous! I'm glad you're taking time to smell the roses-I mean camellias and quince!

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  14. Your Mom's flowers are gorgeous! My Mom and I would do the same thing...take a walk through the garden and look at everything. A special mother/daughter time. I really would love to have a boxwood wreath. So simple and beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your week, Rene.

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  15. We don't see camellia's up here so I'm not sure but that one seems huge.

    I just threw my boxwood wreaths out and felt guilty because, although they were dried out, they still looked perfect.

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  16. GASP! Just look at that Camelia, it's breathtaking! Do you know the name of it? I love the light pink ruffly bloom. And the boxwood wreath is still that green???, and it's real? That's wonderful...

    Cindy

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  17. My Mom and I do the same thing when she comes over or when I go to her house too. She is really knowledgeable about flowers and gardening so I take any advice I can get. I appreciate it so much now that I'm older unlike when I was younger and it was snooze fest.

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    te aguardo...
    bjs

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  19. Camelias are one of my favorites, and I can easily see how that one bloom could inspire an entire room. My favorite camelia tends to be the one I am looking at that very moment ... ha!

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  20. Your mom's house and camellias are gorgeous...I think there is a typo in the first sentence... my dyslexia catches things. Happy St,. Patrick's day!!!

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  21. Ah! Thank you! I fixed it :)

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  22. Cindy, similar varieties are Virgina and April blush. Though I am not sure of this actual camellia. If I find out, I will post a comment.

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  23. Rene,
    Is that your Mother's home? I hope you send me a photo so I can create a work of art for her or for you to give to her....those flowers are gorgeous. Our Spring is starting up here....and I can hardly wait to garden.
    pve

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  24. Hi Rene, love your blog! these photos are lovely - especially the one with the quince outside your mother's house - just beautiful!

    Sharon

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