My daughter-in-law, Leslie, enjoys gardening. She shared this white yarrow with me several years ago.
Mrs. Smith's chrysanthemums were very hardy. The start
that I got from her has grown in Plano, Mesquite, and
"Yet he has not left himself without testimony; He has
shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops
in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food
and fills your hearts with joy." Acts 14:17
When Mrs. Smith came to live at the Christian Care
Center, we bought her family home in Sweetwater. She
had been an avid gardener and I felt that I had to
preserve this heritage, so we moved many perennials
from her yard in Sweetwater to our yard in Dallas.
It was late evening when we returned that day and I
turned on a light outside and finished setting
everything out before I quit. These plants included:
daffodils, Bouncing Betty (soapwort), day lilies,
lantana, perennial phlox, and a bush that she called
a "cigarette bush". It is a shrub with dainty
red -orange flowers covering it in the spring and
Several years earlier, she had given me a lantana bush
that she dug up by herself when she was in her 80's.
This lantana bush seems to be of stronger stock than
lantana plants I have bought since that time.
While she was living at the Care Center, we would bring
her to our house to see the flowers in bloom, and
sometimes I would cut them and take a bouquet to her
Eric admiring the Shasta daisies and perennial phlox.
Mrs. Smith grew two varieties. One was the deep pink, and the other
a lighter color of pink with a dark center.
"Let heaven and earth praise him." Psalm 69:34
Perry's Perennial Pages
Crape Myrtles Flowering Shrubs