My Mother’s Day Tradition

My Mother’s Day Tradition started a few years ago and a little accidentally. Like most moms, all I really want for Mother’s Day is to hang out with my family. But once my kids were out of preschool, they really wanted to get me something and they wanted me to love it.

So, I had the babysitter take the kids to a local nursery to buy me some annuals for the garden. They were excited to show me the plants they picked and I knew I would thoroughly enjoy spending time with them in the garden.  It was such a perfect gift, I plan for it every year.

Mothers Day 2011

Shopping for Mother’s Day 2011 – the boys needed haircuts!

Mothers Day 2012

Getting ready to plant with mom on Mother’s Day 2011

Mothers Day 2013

Mother’s Day 2013 – the annuals will wrap around the base of the whiskey barrels that flank the East Patio. This year I requested a red, white, and blue (or purple theme) along with one spiller plant.  They did a great job and we had just  enough to wrap around both spirals.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
Jennifer Ebeling
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