Friday, October 18, 2013

Take the time to smell the flowers

My mother loves to garden, she is definitely has a green thumb. She plants those flower beds and gardens that people stop by on there way to admire her works.

For as long as I can remember my mother's flower beds were works of art. If you asked her what her favorite flower was she would probably answer, "all of them" :)

But there is one that is at the top of the list, lilacs. No what matter were we lived she always grew lilacs.


I can understand why she likes lilacs so much, they so fragrant, beautiful and don't require a lot of maintenance.

~Just a few of the lilac bushes around the house~

She has grown all types of flower; Roses, Daisies, Sweet Williams, Dahlias, (my personal favorite )and many more.

She puts such time and care into her gardening. You could look anytime and never find a single weed or you'd find her bent over weeding. 

Beautiful Rose
When we celebrated my mother 65th birthday I wanted to make a very special cake. I knew exactly what I theme it would be Flower Garden. My mom loved her cake, it was a 'Gardener's Paradise' birthday cake. 

Gumpaste Daffodils
All decorations are made for gumpaste/fondant

The cake was flowery and beautiful,for a mom that is beautiful. Her flowers add a little colour and joy to the world each year and every year I "take the time to smell the flowers".

~Happy 65th Birthday Mother~

With Love,
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