May 9, 2015

Early May Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day weekend!!

Every year, on the second Sunday in May, people across the United States celebrate moms. The first attempts to establish Mother's Day date back to the 19th century, but the first national celebration was on May 11th, 1913 when members of the U.S. House of Representatives wore white carnations in honor of American mothers. Today, more than a century later, Mother’s Day is still celebrated with flowers - and not only with carnations, but with all kinds of beautiful, and colorful, spring blooms.

In recognition of mothers, motherhood and all maternal bonds, here are just a few photos of some of the flowers currently blooming in my gardens. Enjoy them, and have a very Happy Mother’s Day.