|"The Gardenia" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
A few years later, Mother brought me some fresh gardenia flowers she had cut from her bush. Although I definitely have a brown thumb, I was successful in rooting one of those flower cuttings which eventually grew into the huge gardenia bush that now lives by our back door.
When spring comes and blossoms fill our bush, I think of both of our mothers. From one special little
|©Mary Montague Sikes|
That is the gardenia story.