Mama's RosesThursday, May 14, 2009
Sad to say, I did not inherit her green thumb. I killed most of her plants – her cactus collection, orchids, Japanese bamboo or fortune plants, jasmine and other indoor/outdoor plants.
I managed to keep a few of her plants – the peonies. My 8yo calls them “Mama’s roses”, and proud me I have four of them. The yellow peonies bloom before the red and the pink.
The yellow peony bush blooms one bud at a time and then in a week’s time, all of a sudden I have five flowers!
Mama’s roses are one of the things that remind me of my mother. Every time I see them, it feels like she’s just right around the corner and ready to check on them and make sure that they’ll keep blooming every season – just like how she encourages me and my brothers to do our best and reach our dreams. (And hopefully I do the same way to my four crumbcatchers!)