Thursday, May 8, 2008

~~Love This Plant~~

I love this plant....it's been around for years. Both my granma and mom had one in their yard....maybe that's partly why I like it so much.I bought a small slip in a coffee can from the same little old man that I bought my patch of violets from...he told me it's name but for the life of me I can't remember what it's called. Do you know??
This morning I picked a bouquet of these pretty, pretty, pink flowers for my kitchen...I put them in a mason jar and put it on the sink. It's one of the first things I see as I come into the kitchen and they just add such a bright spot..love them.

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I 'm really looking forward to this weekend......Sunday is Mother's Day but I'm celebrating both days. Saturday , Lisa is taking me to a Mother's Tea at the sweetest tea shop ever ...Treasured Teatime. This is a lovely shop with the most delish sweets and savories.....if you are ever in the area stop by and enjoy. I know you won't be disappointed. Sunday is the WX Peddlers Faire, this is always fun and a bonus treat being on Mother's Day. For dinner we are having bar-b-que with all my favorites......I think a pretty nice two days. What are your weekend plans? Whatever you do enjoy and have a Happy Mothers Day. Hugs, Linda xoxo

42 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Linda I don't know what your flower is but it sure is pretty.
have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend
Alison

Love Bears All Things said...

You know, I don't have any. I was thinking this morning that we would go to worship service at the church we joined when we first moved here. And maybe out to lunch but it will be crowded out there. I won't be with any of my children, sob, sob!
Happy Mohter's Day to you. The flower looks a little like Verbena.
Mama Bear

Country Cottage Chic said...

Sounds like you have a fantastic weekend planned - enjoy!

Tracie said...

Hi Linda,
What a wonderful weekend you have planned. I love those tea houses, but there aren't any around here (that I know of...). How nice for you and then the Peddler's Faire, sounds like some good photo ops!
I'll check back next week.
Happy Mother's Day Weekend!
~Tracie

Andi said...

Your pink flowers are beautiful Linda...but I don't know the name. I do love that you arranged them in a mason jar.

Sounds like you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend planned. Have lots of fun and enjoy.

Swampgirl said...

Ha! I wondered if you would notice the Moonstone at Angel's- that's why I included that picture! My DH is being very silent on the subject of Mother's Day plans. I wonder what is up with that?!?

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
I don't know what flower that is, but it's really pretty!!
Sounds like you will be having the perfect weekend!!
Enjoy!
Happy Mother's Day!
Rosemary

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I wish I knew what it was, but even nameless, it's a keeper!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love flowers in a mason jar, they look so homey! Let us know the name of the flowers when you remember. I do that all the time forget names of plants.
Happy Mothers day,
ginger

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I was hoping someone would tell us what the name of the flowers are! They are beautiful!

Love the moonstone glass, and the banner!

Katherine

Back Through Time said...

Such a pretty pink flower, I don't know what is though. And your weekend sounds wonderful. You deserve to have a special weekend.
Have a Happy Mother's Day to a special friend:-)
Michelle

btw~Do you need a Moonstone creamer? there is one in the store here for $2 just let me know

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Mother's Day Linda! We are going out to lunch tomorrow...it's always too crowded on Mother's Day because everyone has the same idea!
Hugs,
Robin

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Linda,
Sounds like a fab weekend for you! Great idea to make a whole weekend of Mother's Day! Hope you have lovely weather for your barbeque.
I've seen that flower before, I'm with Love Bears All Things, I think it is one of the many varieties of VERBENA. Maybe take a stem to your local nursery next time you are there and get them to identify it for you?

Diana Lyn said...

Hello Linda, just walking by thought I would wish You the Best Mothers Day! Big Pink Hugs Diana Lyn

Distressing Delilah said...

Gorgeous flowers Linda! Have a great mothers day..happy to have visited here!

She'sSewPretty said...

I think the flower in the first picture is a phlox. I had those in the first house I ever bought. They're so pretty. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Betty said...

Hi Linda,
Happy Mother's Day to you! Does look like Verbena.....

Thanks for visiting with me...Betty

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Mother's Day Linda! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Dona said...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Dona

Jackie said...

The flower is beautiful Linda. The colour is very striking.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

God bless.

jennifer said...

Do I see blue mason jars? There's nothing prettier to put flowers in.


I would like to invite you to stop by my site. I am hosting a Baby Shower for Jana.

Be blessed,

Jen

Nancy said...

Glad you are enjoying a great Mothers Day weekend. The flowers are so pretty too.
Nancy

Sharon said...

Happy mother's day!

Love, Sharon

PEA said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, dear Linda! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend planned and I hope that you got thoroughly spoiled:-) xox

Gardengirl said...

Hi Linda. I tried to identify your beautiful pink flower but was not successful. You do have me curious now. Tea Houses are always a special treat no matter what day of the week you visit one. Hope your having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Miss Jean said...

Linda: It was such a treat to meet you and Linda at the flea market today. Thank you so much for the little gift. You are a dear. I'm a firm believer that bloggers are the nicest and most generous people. I hope you were able to find some treasures today. I found a wonderful Scotty dog that Becky says is a treasure and also a pink vase to add to my pink collection.

I hope we cross paths again.

Denise said...

I am pretty sure it is a Verbena.. I have purple ones in my yard and I love them...... they come back year after year and they actually grow wild here in Oklahoma.. I would love to have a pink one......

I hope you had a great Mothers Day...

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Priscilla said...

Hi Linda,I hope you enjoyed your Mothers Day,your plans sound wonderful! I knew you celebrated on a different day to us but I didnt reaslise it was on Sunday.I am not sure what the flower is but I bet it looks great in the kitchen, flowers are lovely indoors....

Priscilla x

ohiofarmgirl said...

Linda, could they be a phlox? They are beautiful! Dianntha

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Linda! What a treat it was to see you and Michelle yesterday and nice to meet your other halves, too. Thank you so very much for the darling stationary, chocolates and the charming scotty cookie cutter! I don't have it, either! I found a little wire basket to hold the notecards, too. You are just a doll!!!! Have a lovely week!!

xo
Becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: I don't know what your flowers are - but they are wonderful! I spy a cute vintage shaker, too.

Monica said...

Beautiful flowers!
I hope your motrhers day weekend was fabulous!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Not sure what the flower is, but it is so pretty. I have a lantana that is 20 years old. It is from the root of my grandmothers lantana. I moved it out here when we moved from town and it has just done great. Hope you had a wonderful mother's day! blessings, Kathleen

Joy said...

does it look like this..
http://www.denverplants.com/perennials/html/verbe_hpi.htm
I saw it on google images...
Very pretty and I love that you use the mason jars as a vase.

Muum said...

looks like red valerian, comes in pink/red shades, and spreads around pretty easily. thanks for visiting my blog!

Muum said...

hmm, I enlarged the pic of that flower, now I do not think it is red valerian. Can't think of it, but I've seen it before....... frustrating!

Michelle said...

Hi Linda,
That flower is really sweet ..

Hope you had a great Mother's Day weekend :)

Michelle

Teresa said...

Linda,
My mom was so happy to receive a card from you today! Thanks so much for thinking of her. She is doing much better. Your good thoughts are much appreciated.

Hugs
Teresa

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi sweet Linda, I hope your Mother's Day weekend was wonderful. Your plans sounded so nice. I don't know what your pink flower is. I posted some flowers today too. Come see. ~ Lynn

violetlady said...

I don't think it is Phlox, but I get that mixed up with something they used to call Stock. I remember it smelled very, very sweet. My mother was the gardener. Unfortunately, I did not inherit her gift.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Your flowers look so pretty and old fashioned in that jar. I have these flowers too, only I have the white blooming ones. I've only know them as Joseph's Beard. I'll look it up in the next day or two and see if I can find another name for it.

Thank you for your kind comments and for your warm welcome back to blogging.