Building a Mother’s Day Flower Garden

My 18-year flower garden project


Last weekend, on a rare Saturday with sunshine and warmer weather, we planned a girls-only day at a local greenhouse.Building an 18-year Mother's Day Flower Garden | Five Marigolds #GrowBeautifully #Monrovia Plants #sponsored

Here in the Midwest, not many flowers are in bloom yet, but that didn’t make our visit any less beautiful. As the girls skipped and twirled through each greenhouse, with the long-missed feeling of the sun on our skin, it felt like a magical, albeit simple, day to me. Building an 18-year Mother's Day Flower Garden | Five Marigolds #GrowBeautifully #Monrovia Plants #sponsored

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It occurred to me to start a new tradition right then and there. I was going to buy my first peonies – the kind I’d been dreaming of planting in our yard for years. The ones that remind me of my grandma’s.

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And while I was at it, maybe some hydrangeas, too.Building an 18-year Mother's Day Flower Garden | Five Marigolds #GrowBeautifully #Monrovia Plants #sponsored

I came home and told my husband that for every year from now on, I’d like to add a new flower to create a new flower garden in our backyard. The old fashioned kind that is planted out of sheer love for the blooms, vs. the suburban construct, with landscaping looking pretty similar from home to home.  A colorful, whimsical garden that will always carry a bloom to be enjoyed outdoors, or picked and sitting on our kitchen table (just like at grandma’s).Building an 18-year Mother's Day Flower Garden | Five Marigolds #GrowBeautifully #Monrovia Plants #sponsored

Somewhere amid the notion of babymoons, push presents and lavish Mother’s Day gifts, I think it can be easy to miss the point at times. Because simple days like these represent the best of motherhood, to me.  It’s about being present, enjoying each other, guiding our kids and teaching them. And along the way, making sure they have plenty of memories of our smiles and laughter, and taking  time out just for them.
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Don’t get me wrong, motherhood isn’t all rainbows and puppy dogs.  In fact, these perfect days can be quite rare – I want to keep it real here in this little blog of mine. But I’m talking about these “unicorn days;” the rare ones where you feel like you just might be doing something right. And those are worthy of documenting and remembering. Mother’s Day worthy.
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It may be a bit fanciful on my part, but I’m hoping Mother’s Day feels similar to this one every year. I’ll suppose I’ll find out as my flower garden grows.Building an 18-year Mother's Day Flower Garden | Five Marigolds #GrowBeautifully #Monrovia Plants #sponsored

The girls and I chose Monrovia plants because they are known for their high-quality, healthy plants – and I want to enjoy my colorful flower garden for many years to come.Building an 18-year Mother's Day Flower Garden | Five Marigolds

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4 thoughts on “Building a Mother’s Day Flower Garden

  1. Joanna says:

    You are so lucky to have a garden and be able to create a small corner of colors paradise in it. It’s a great idea to buy new flowers each year and recreate your grandma’s garden.

  2. Kathy Day says:

    Wish you could’ve seen the peonies at the Strasburg place. Looking forward to watching your garden grow. You definitely have the main ingredient down-
    Lots of love 🙂

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