Sentimental Gardening


In the dark of winter, I really enjoy sitting down with my garden notebook and thinking on paper about the different parts of my future garden! My lists and sketches are filled with sentimental choices. There are certain flowers, shrubs, and trees that have very special meaning in my life, and I’d love to fill my yard with them and design the different areas in the garden around them.  Here are some sentimental favorites from my garden dreams:


Forsythia for my son. Click on the photo to read my story about why I love forsythia.


Marigolds for my beautiful daughter.


A Peace Rose in memory of my father. This was his favorite rose.


Cosmos in memory of my maternal grandmother. She loved them.


Lily of the Valley in memory of my paternal grandmother. Photo by Kurt Stueber.


Nasturtiums for remembering a very happy time in our lives.


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