12 May 2010

My Mother's Roses


A few years ago, as Mothers Day quickly approached, I was trying very hard to think of a creative gift for my mom.

I suddenly remembered...roses! Heirloom roses and, more specifically, the Evelyn rose by David Austin. My mother's name is Evelyn. Isn't that a beautiful, old-fashioned name?

Even though my mother really isn't a gardener, she enjoys a beautiful yard. And how appropriate to have her own namesake rose in her yard! This rose bush arrived by mail, very small, but very healthy. It has grown amazingly in just a few short years and is a source of great joy each time it blooms.

This year the blooms are just magnificent and they smell so sweet. I just had to share these pictures with you.

This year for Mothers Day my sister was able to create a corsage with my mom's roses for her to wear to church on Mothers Day morning. It was just beautiful!

This post is linked to the Reluctant Entertainer today.

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7 comments:

Lisa said...

How sweet and creative! I love your idea!

Adelle said...

I LOVE my David Austin roses! I have 14 of them... Thanks for sharing! I don't have Evelyn! (yet!)

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Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Wow! Those roses are magnificent! They're still my favorite flower.

Sandy said...

Oh, beautiful! And the last pix is the loveliest.

Thanks for linking up at RE today! xo

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

I love those roses, beautiful!!

Nice to meet you...I'm from AR too!

Richella said...

Now that was an inspired gift! That Evelyn rose is just beautiful--perfect for your mother!

Michelle M. said...

Those are gorgeous! What a great gift idea. I may steal that for next year!