The Nice Thing About Strangers

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Love Grows Here

garden, Colorado, flowers


My mother’s flower gardens in the fall. Her father was a farmer and often raised fields of flowers for seeds. She grows flowers to give (I frequently see her cutting blooms for friends, for people who are ill, or in nursing homes). Mom loves to give garden tours, loves sharing the delight of effort in bloom. A tour of the garden from late September, pardon my faulty photography. I hope you still get the idea.

garden, flowers, Colorado

A longer view of the same bed. My camera can’t handle the fuchsia.

dahlias, Colorado


flowers, Colorado

In the rose garden

30 comments on “Love Grows Here

  1. Kristine
    October 5, 2012

    This garden is breath taking! Love it!

  2. Jeremy Gradney
    October 5, 2012

    Beautiful flowers.

  3. Nafees
    October 5, 2012

    wow you’re so lucky to have such an awesome mom šŸ™‚

  4. marsellaj
    October 5, 2012

    Simply wow!

  5. megalagom
    October 5, 2012

    Wow, what a wonderful garden! Very uplifting šŸ™‚

  6. Christina
    October 5, 2012

    Wow! That’s what it looks like in September? You’ll have to hit it up for us again starting in the spring! Your mom is so generous.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 5, 2012

      I’ll catch her in the spring as well. Something to look forward to next year, I guess. Perhaps I’ll take a photography class first…

  7. maggiemyklebust
    October 5, 2012

    Its a beautiful garden, your mom must have a very green thumb šŸ™‚

  8. applepieandnapalm
    October 5, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Clanmother
    October 5, 2012

    I have always believed that plants know when they are loved! Your mother has created a garden where beauty, love and peace flourish. Thank you for sharing…

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 7, 2012

      What a lovely perspective! She has put in a lot of work–dahlias must be planted and dug up every year and kept indoors for the winter, for example! To me, it’s a marvel!

  10. Enchanted Seashells
    October 5, 2012

    Unreal. These pix could be framed as fine art! What beauty.

  11. Joycelyn
    October 5, 2012

    I would really love to see the garden in person! My grandmother would love these pictures, will show her later ā™„

  12. escapingdarkness
    October 7, 2012

    What a lovely garden. Kat šŸ™‚

  13. A truly beautiful garden. Obviously your mother loves her garden and knows what works well together. Exquisite.

  14. Denise Hisey
    October 12, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  15. shofar
    October 16, 2012

    I LOVE flowers! The photos are awesome! Too bad I can’t enjoy some of your mom’s beautiful flowers from her garden! It’s good to know she shares them to bring joy to others!
    Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 16, 2012

      Sure thing! Mom is crazy about that garden. We had a big freeze after I posted, so there are so few left. I’m glad I caught them first. Hope to see you again! šŸ™‚

  16. oldsunbird
    November 7, 2012

    Oh my goodness! Such beauty! And I’ll bet your mother is as beautiful as the flowers she loves.

  17. leelotchka44
    November 8, 2012

    Dear Kat, so nice to get to know you from your flowering loving blog – happy that you are following mine!


  18. evanscove
    November 8, 2012

    That garden is an absolute feast for the eyes! So beautiful. Your mother doesn’t have just a green thumb–she’s the queen of green! šŸ™‚

  19. Jeanne Webster
    November 14, 2012

    lovely! so refreshing! thank you.

  20. patinaandcompany
    March 26, 2013

    Wow, love really does grow in a garden so personal–it is palpable. This garden is sublime. My mother’s father was also an agriculturalist–everyone in her family really had the love of gardening, cultivating and creating. I’m so glad you directed me here.

    • I’ll be sure to tell Mom, who will likely blush and shrug and smile to herself. My grandfather had massive gardens on his farm, so her in 68-acres-fewer way, she is modeling him. šŸ™‚ Thanks for passing through!

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