A Kansas Country Garden: Meanings and Memories

Poppies will forever remind me of Lydia, my mother's friend who gave me my first plants.
Some flowers come to us laden with emotion and meaning. There is more to a flower than just what you see. Very often memories of the giver of the original plant mingle with the blooms. The Victorians assigned meanings to all flowers making it possible to send a potent message with a bouquet. Of course some flowers had multiple meanings which could lead to some confusion. Beware of the yellow rose!

A Kansas Country Garden: Most Wonderful Time

White lilacs have a beauty all their own.
It's the  most wonderful time of the year. For me its not Christmas (too stressful), it must be spring. What makes it so wonderful?