For Shannon

boxofrox(z8 PNW)August 20, 2009

Awhile back on another thread I was sharing a bit about my memory garden and the pot we put in the middle of the walkway with the "Shannon Tree". Shannon was a little neighbor girl who grew up and moved away and made some wrong choices and sadly died a few years ago leaving a young son and daughter behind.

We have stayed in touch over the years with Shannon's mother and young son who is now 12. Yesterday her mother called me and asked if she could bring him by and asked if she could have some flowers from my garden to take to her grave. They came over and while she stayed inside with my wife, he and I took a tour and together we cut some flowers for his mother. I am quite fond of him and made sure he knew that his mother would have been very proud of the fine young man he has grown to be :-)

Anyway, we cut two buckets of flowers for them to take and arrange at the cemetery......

Besides the dahlias and hydrangeas the roses include: Darlow's Enigma, Stairway to Heaven, Hot Cocoa, Red Flower Carpet, The Prince, LD Braithwaite, Oklahoma, Abraham Darby, and The Dark Lady.

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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Bless, Boxofrox. It's wonderful to read what a fine young man, Shannon's son has become. Children grow up so quickly; they almost seem to "blossom" overnight! Shannon's family are very lucky to have you and their bouquets. I can imagine what a peaceful time they had visiting Shannon's resting place.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 8:30PM
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Your bouguets are always so beautiful and what a wonderfully delightful, thoughtful thing to do for this young boy--


    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 10:03PM
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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

Boxofrox you are truly a bless MAN in every way. The kindness in your heart shows in everything you do.LOL

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 10:30PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

The flowers are very beautiful and your kindness in sharing them even more so.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 2:31PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Bless your heart boxofrox! Awesome flowers for Shannons grave-site!


    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 4:52PM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Thanks guys :-)

Shannon was a purple-aholic and adored anything of that shade so as we were cutting, her son would say "that one is so my mother". My wife made her mother one of those exploding picture boxes in purple with her Cricut. Here's a pic of the two of them with their flowers and box standing in front of the Shannon tree......

If I would have known about the magical power of flowers before, I certainly wouldn't have waited so long to build a garden :-)

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 5:23PM
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