Do you believe in angels?
Heavenly beings looking down and keeping watch over you?
Beings with angelic faces?
I also believe that there are ‘garden angels’. Those who have passed on and have a love for gardening. What would bring them more joy than watching over someone’s garden?
One of those would be my sweet mother. She had a gorgeous garden and won many awards. Oh how she loved being outdoors! When she was too old to work the soil she would pull up a chair and sit and watch as I planted for her.
I can hear her saying, “Come on little pumpkin, grow!”
To this tiny one she would say, “If you don’t hurry, soon it will be too late and the snow will fly”
Another would be my MIL. Although she didn’t enjoy working the soil, she loved her garden roses!
Both her and my mother had gorgeous roses in their front flower beds. Peach was their favorite color of rose.
I wonder if they coax the sun to shine and ripen my tomatoes?
Seeing pretty pink Zinnias all in a row would bring a smile to their face.
Even a simple pumpkin blossom would bring them joy.
Especially one peeking out from behind a miniature rose.
They both might think that this fence needed a coat of paint. But then they would stop and say, “Oh no, this is Jann’s fence. She’d love it just the way it is”
My mom would love that I found this cute concrete basket at a thrift store for $6.
I wonder what they would think about this crazy gardener who decided to plant pumpkins and garlic chives amongst the roses? Would they approve or say, “what were you thinking?”
Either way, I know that my garden would make them happy. How do I know this? Because it makes me happy and I just ‘know’ that I too will be a ‘garden angel’ someday!
Thank you my ‘garden angels’, for helping my garden to grow!
I will be sharing with these wonderful parties: