04 May '11, 7pm

The perfect Mother's Day gift: Plant a living garden in her backyard

The perfect Mother's Day gift: Plant a living garden in her backyard

Even in its first year, the little garden exploded with fragrant foliage and blooms which brought compliments from countless passersby. Mom would thank them and proudly explain that this was her Mother's Day garden. It was the beginning of what would become a cherished family tradition. Over the years the planting bed stretched further down the length of the driveway, and in went black hollyhocks, pot marigolds, blanket flower, and eyeball plants for novelty's sake. When the garden could go no further in one direction, we widened it to accommodate another year or two. Eventually, we would cross to the other side of the driveway to begin planting there, and, now, again, we are starting to run short on space.

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