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Grandma’s Kitchen Block #22 of 25

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This week’s block by Pat Sloan  is called Pick a Posey. Since most of my relatives lived on a farm, our lives were full of plants and flowers. My Mammaw Cooper had a beautiful bunch of roses that ran all along the fence at the back of the house. She never trimmed or fertilized them and they grew in abundance. When I asked her what kind of roses they were she always replied, “old timey climbing roses”. I don’t know if this was the correct name but it described them perfectly.

My Aunt Monnie had iris flowers is all colors all around her house. She called them ‘flags’. I didn’t know they had another name until I was in the seventh grade and studied Tennessee history where I discovered they are the Tennessee state flower. She also had lots of creeping phlox growing on all the banks behind the house. They grew so thick they choked out the grass and weeks and did not need mowing. If plants were not low maintenance they soon disappeared.

My Aunt Mary loved all kinds of flowers and she grew them everywhere. She especially loved peonies and would cut bouquets for the tables. She also had tulips, bachelor buttons, and daisies in addition to all the flowering trees such as dogwoods and crepe myrtles.

Thank you for visiting and taking time to read some of my memories of the good old days.

 

 

Author:

I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting in...you guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

10 thoughts on “Grandma’s Kitchen Block #22 of 25

  1. Hi Peggy!
    Oh, I love this block but even more your memories. I did not know that the Iris was the state flower of TN. I’ll bet that explains why you see them in abundance there! Just three more blocks to go. Have you started sewing them together yet? Are you planning to use her layout or doing your own thing? Happy sewing! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Thank you for sharing the memories! My mom was a avid gardener. She was well known for digging up her grass and planting flowers. The longer she lived in a house the less grass she had. Her gardens were always so beautiful! Your block is as pretty as a flower. 🙂

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