Back in March my Dad gave me some Sweet William that had been transplanted from my great grandmother's flowerbed. It was cold the day he gave it to me, and when I brought it home I put it straight in my partial shade flower bed with some water.
It seems like every other thing I plant in this bed bites the dust, so I'm thrilled to see now that the Sweet William seems to be thriving. Even since I took this picture a couple of weeks ago with my cell phone, it has spread more.
Readers, do you have any plants that were passed down from family?
keep it going for generations
What a gentle name for such a delicate looking plant. I hope it thrives for you!
Wild Sweet William grows all over the wooded areas here. There is also a rare White flowered one I see occasionally.
I would be just as excited, baby Girl! Most of my plants came from seed my MIL gave me years ago...they all hold a special place in my heart like your gallant Sweet William does...:)JP
It's alive! We tend to kill plants too, but mostly because they make me miserable. Seriously. After moving to Florida I developed the worst allergies and can't be around too much vegetation for long. *sigh* It's a beautiful plant and I'm glad it's thriving!
I have some aloe that came from my SIL, that belonged to her brother (my BIL), who took it from his mom's Aloe plant when she was alive many years ago. It reminds me of family. :)
Yes, we have Iris from my in-laws. They're prolific!
A wonderful treasure for sure.
I'm so glad to hear that they are growing. They are so pretty.
I love plants that are shared. I have some purple iris that came from my Mom and she got from her Mom. :)
There was someone at Lowes looking for sweet william but I have never seen it for sale there. I have heard of it but didn't know what it looks like. And there it is growing at your place!
I like it also, it is all over the forest right now
I do hope it stays healthy for you.
You're a little ahead of us! Mine is starting, though! Such fun!
They are such a pretty flower,, and smell so good!
It's really pretty! I'm glad you're having good luck with it!
How wonderful to have a plant that is connected to older members of your family. I don't have any, but I did recently buy our first rose, and it is already blossoming, and every time I look at those blossoms it reminds me of my mother, who died a couple of years ago. She was ready to pass over, so I am not sad for her passing, but the rose represents a celebration of her life, that I did have a Mum, and that she did love me although never was able to show it fully.
I don't think we have any associations with plants in that manner, but it sure is a pretty thing, and if it has useful properties all the better.
No, I've moved too many times!
No. My parents were serious gardeners and my maternal Grandmother even more so. But the memories are strong.
I'm glad it took! Yes, I do have a plant that was passed down..in a way. My hydrangea that I got a start off of from my best friend's mother. I named the plant after her and have kept it alive in some shape or form for many years. I thought it was dead twice from the severe drought we have had here.
This lady was my second mom for a long time, and every time I look at that plant I think of her.
Yes we do. My Dad loves to garden. Not so much with food, but prairie flowers and grasses.
That's pretty. I like its name and color to.
I just found out that the name is sweet williams :). I looks lovely for sure..
And they smell so pretty too!
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