Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Mom

This 'Christmas cactus' was my Mother's. I have fond memories of her living room full of giant pots of these beauties. All lovingly cared for and they grew huge and bloomed.  She had a couple different colors and they were her pride and joy! 

Happy Mother's Day Mom

As her Alzheimer's and heart disease took over through the years these plants got pushed to the side, taken outside and finally ignored. My sister took a couple (I wasn't into succulents at that time). She lived here in town at the time and they lived on her back patio.  They did pretty well out there but then she moved to Phoenix, AZ.  I don't think they have survived the hot weather.

Happy Mother's Day

  When her son moved out he took a clipping and put it in a pot. As a young man living in an apartment he put it on his patio and year round it was exposed to the elements. It became quite scarred as you can see but still stayed alive.  He gave this plant to me a couple of years ago and I coaxed it back to life. My Mom has been gone about 9 years now. This year the plant has new growth and with Mother's Day near is in full bloom.

To my Mom

So Happy Mother's Day Mom!  I love you so much and think about you every day!  Happy Mother's Day every day!

It's Another Beautiful Day


Sheila Zanella said...

Beautiful plant, the flower are amazing!! I miss so much my mother as well she is in Brazil and i'm here in Ireland!!



Mark and Gaz said...

A wonderful story and a plant that reminds you of a much missed and beloved mom. Keep smiling Candice :)

Simone Felic said...

lindas flore , aqui no Brasil cahmamos de flor de outubro , pois ela floresce na época da primavera, agora estamos entrando no inverno.
passa no meu cantinho quero te ver lá bjs

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! And I would love to visit your blog Simone!

Claire Bone said...

I have never seen one of those before, I like it! I'm a new member of the succulent club in Sacramento. I sat in front of you at the last meeting. I'm enjoying looking through your blog!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Oh yay Claire! Thank you and will enjoy seeing you again!