Living Party Favors

We planned a Chapel Dedication last fall but postponed it until the first week in May.

Shade-loving perennial plants have been planted on the hill near the cross.

With the event less than 3 weeks away I wanted to get the  favors organized.

A local nursery had a large selection of bedding plants.

I decided to get enough flowering plants for everyone who attends to place one in memory or honor of loved ones in our chapel area.

I bought enough plant markers to use in our own garden.

I ordered plant markers from Amazon so the honoree could be memorialized in writing.

Flowers in shades of pink and magenta with accents of chartreuse.

I purchased double the number of plants to have enough for each person to take one home with a tag that says: May your love in Christ grow and flourish.

Some of the flowers (dark pink) are nicotiana which I hope will be attractive to our hummingbirds.

The pink flowers should complement other ones already in the yard like the Japanese blue iris.

A lilac bush is beginning to bloom near the back of the greenhouse.

With our unpredictable weather I am storing the plants in Charlie’s greenhouse.

The entire yard is lightened with dogwood blossoms.

The rest of the yard is cooperating by breaking into bloom.

What’s blossoming in your yard?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Living Party Favors”

  1. That’s a great idea, Jo. My yard has dogwoods that almost over, azaleas, gerbera daisies, iris, viburnam including the snowball bush and many other things. I love this time of year.

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