This one bloomed in my garden and looks so perfect that I had to post it!
I had never been a flower person, even during my teens. I remember having a rose shrub in the small muddy patch in front of our house….that bloomed really beautiful, baby pink roses. One fine year, my aunt got it out of the way. My mother loves kitchen gardens, growing herbs, cherry tomatoes etc. But having lived in apartments, we never had the space or the patience for it. Obviously I grew without a green thumb.
When I moved to my in-laws house 2 months ago, I never imagined what a big role gardens play in our lives. My MIL has a HUGE garden (apparently its not HUGE by any standards in Australia) but to my concrete eyes it looks pretty good. She grows a veggies, lemons, apples, apricots (what??), grapes and flowers. Roses in all shapes and colors bloom so well in her garden that I am spoilt for choice. I generally have a huge selection of these in small & big vases all around the house and the room.
In the same vein, she grows red lilies. I, for one, had never seen them. Neither did I realize how sweet the scent is. With the news of a heat wave, we cut the lilies and she asked me to put it on my bedside stand. The sweet aroma lingered for 4 days and now I am hooked. Too bad they bloom once a year.
Whenever possible, I go out and search for flowers that I can cut and use around the house. She’s asked me to tend to one part of the garden with whatever plants I want. I can just see a flower patch with a garden gnome to look after 🙂