15 May 2013

Inspirational Thursday-Rose Garden and A Daughter

Last week at this time I was writing a tribute to my Mother.  The

incredible lady with a passion for gardening and a green 

thumb to match.  As you know, she loved her gorgeous rose 

garden.  I too, love to grow just about everything that 

blooms, including roses.

When I got home from work yesterday, a package was waiting

for me, from Jackson & Perkins.  My Mother's gold standard

for roses.

The package was from Amanda, Preston and Wyatt.  They  

sent me this potted Lady Bird Hybrid-Tea Rose, for Mother's 

Day.  This elegant Hybrid-Tea rose, was personally chosen by 

Lady Bird Johnson (former first lady) for it's large petaled 

flowers, vibrant color, wonderful scent and energetic color.

You know, I am so tickled with this loving and thoughtful gift.

Rose Lady Bird Hybrid Tea

Oh, I will love, nurture and care for this rose always. But what

means everything to me, is that Amanda took the time to care.

And isn't that what we all are looking for? 

Time to listen,

Time to love,

Time to give of yourself.
So, my beautiful rose is planted in her special flower pot, 

nestled delicately in a special planting mix. She will grow and


I will always be reminded of the time, that my daughter took

just for me.

Fishtail Cottage


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. I love gifts that make me smile I each time I pass them. Enjoy your beautiful rosees.

  2. What a wonderful gift Jemma. Last year my hubby built me a fenced in area and my children all gave me a rose bush for Mother's Day. I was so excited for them to get even more blooms this year. Because of our harsh winter three are struggling. Not sure if they will make it. Jackson Perkins is the best! I had a white rose hedge from them at my previous home and I loved it. Happy that you had a lovely Mother's Day.

  3. Hi Jemma,
    That is just so incredibly sweet and thoughtful of your daughter. She knew what type of gift would have meaning to you. What lovely women, you and she, both!

    have a wonderful day!

  4. Dear Jemma,
    Thanks for your comment. I was very pleased. Elaina is very well done and I love her very much. I miss you already. We were at the airport when the attack happened. I have a lot to do in the garden now.
    I wish you a nice weekend. Lots of love and hugs. Dorothea

  5. Jemma those are the best gifts...thoughtful and from the heart! I love your rose!

  6. Just reading this lovely love story has made me happy. What a wonderful wonderful and thoughtful gift. sandie

  7. I can only imagine the smile on your face when you opened your mail box Jemma... :)

  8. A nice gift to receive and remind you how much you are thought of.


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