A Mother’s Day Bouquet

In honor of Mother’s Day I decided to share a collection of flowers that we have in bloom right now. I hope you enjoy.

Dandelions surrounded by clover.

I don’t think a Mother’s Day bouquet would be complete without dandelions since they are often the first gift a child gives to their mother or grandmother. What a delight it is to see the little one tottling through the grass plucking as many blossoms as their little hands can carry then presenting them with pride to mom or grandma. That is a gift of love!

Addie blowing dandelion seeds.

Then it’s mom’s turn or grandma’s to teach the little one the value of a dandelion that’s gone to seed. Pluck the biggest puff ball you can find, hold it in front of your mouth, (some will tell you to make a wish) then blow, scattering the seeds as far as the wind will carry them. What precious moments shared generation after generation.

Apple Blossoms
Apple Blossoms
Apple tree in bloom.
Fading forsythia and heavenly lilacs.

Every bouquet needs a beagle. LOL!!!

Strawberry blossoms.

Strawberries in raised beds. Looks like a good crop coming on.

Violets blossoming around the salvia plant.

The violets that showed up on their own in our prayer garden often hide under or around other plants.

Crab Apple tree in bloom.
Addies Bouquet

Addie loves flowers so grandpa cut her some daffodils and lilacs. After using them in various arrangements to decorate our picnic table she decided to wrap them in a towel.


The pansies that we bought and potted back in February are enjoying spring.

Wild Geranium

I took a short walk in the woods behind our house this morning looking for blooms.

Wild Geraniums.

Among the flowers were wild geraniums.

Unidentified flowers

These tiny pinkish/white flowers that I am not familiar with. (Anyone know what they might be?)


The Mayapples are up but not blossoming yet.


Two different varieties of ferns. Ferns are plants that do not produce flowers or seeds. They reproduce through tiny spores.


My main reason for trekking into the woods was to look for trilliums. They were one of my mom’s favorite flowers and they usually blossom around Mother’s Day, so each year I try to remember to look for the trilliums in memory of my mom.


Happy Mother’s Day!

30 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Bouquet

  1. What a beautiful collection of flowers you have Ruth and Addie’s delight in making a bouquet. I like all of them, bright and beautiful, planted or wild … all lovely. I didn’t know we had Trilliums here in Michigan. I grew up in Canada and they are Ontario’s official flower. How nice to remember your mom that way with Trilliums. Thanks for sharing your beautiful corner of the world with us Ruth.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I didn’t know Trilliums were Ontario’s official flower. If you venture into the wooded areas of some of the parks around Mother’s Day you might see them.
      Addie was so precious when she took me by the hand and walked around picking select dandelions. She loves flowers – especially dandelions and sunflowers. 🙂

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      1. Yes, you see Trilliums all over the provincial park signs especially. I follow a blogger who lives in Ontario – her and her husband are retired and go RVing for weeks at a time in all the Ontario parks and I see the Trillium logo. I will look … I have seen some wildflowers, mostly at Humbug Marsh and a new place I discovered, some trails on University of Michigan Dearborn’s campus. Addie really looked happy with the flowers – that is really sweet. She is taking after you Ruth!

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  2. So gorgeous—this is my favourite time of the year, when the yard is full of the perfume from lilacs and apple blossoms. Our quince is flowering now too—a relief since we had a late frost!

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  3. I agree with Adele on the wood anemone. So many beauties in our woods, but not a single trillium. I recently read morels like to grow near mayapple. We didn’t find any, but maybe you will.

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    1. I’ve never seen a morel growing around here but haven’t really searched for them. Your trilliums would likely be earlier, but I know you walk year-round so probably would have spotted them.


  4. Hi Ruthie! I enjoyed today’s post. I think the mystery flower is a Wood Anemone (aka Nightcap).
    Trilliums are a lovely flower. I’ve tried adding them to the woods behind our house but they’ve never taken.

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    1. Hi Adele! It’s great to hear from you. So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the help with the plant ID. I tried adding some trilliums to a wooded area at the farm and they came back a few years but I haven’t seen the for a couple years now. I guess they are a little more finicky than I thought.


      1. I have not. I understand that it is only safe to eat the fruit when it is ripe (yellow). All other parts of the plant are poisonous including unripe fruit and seeds inside the fruit.


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