Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pink Tulips and Yellow Daffodils

This fall I am planting some pink tulip bulbs. Annette's favourite flower was the tulip. It became her favourite after Ryan was born (click here and scroll down for the reason why). It is such an appropriate flower. It comes back year after year. It pushes through the hard soil after a long, cold winter. It brings new life to the garden, year after year. It brings hope for nicer weather, beautiful gardens and good things to come. I can't wait to see them in my garden year after year.

I also bought some yellow daffodils in memory of Mom. Many years ago I bought Mom and Dad some yellow daffodil bulbs to mark their 35th anniversary. Year after year they bloomed in the front yard. When Dad moved, I really wanted to dig up those bulbs and take them with me. I resisted that temptation and left them there. I will probably continue to see them year after year as I walk by (don't forget, I moved into my old neighbourhood). The next best thing to taking them with me was to buy some new ones.
And the best thing was the name of the variety of daffodil: Dutch treat.

'Nuff said.


luvmypeanut said...

Awesome post! Can't wait to see the blooms next spring!

All 4 My Gals said...

Beautiful Lisa! I love still sharing life with your family. Thank you for that privilege!

Tara Marie said...

Sounds like a beautiful combination and I can't wait to see pictures next spring.....

Hugs to you.

Mauzy said...

wow, Dutch Treat Daffodils, I am happy to learn about those. We did dig up some of my grandfather's grey ferns from my parent's house to replant, even after they moved! And also I just transplanted a plant that someone gave me from my old house to our new recently that held memories of a loss........it can be done! With permission of course.

And I will plant some more tulips on Annette's birthday Nov. 2. I can't imagine how much you must miss her.....and your mom.....hugs.