Wheatfield, NY (Zone 6a)
|Ben, what a lovely and touching story. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Isabella, MO (Zone 6b)
|A beautiful story indeed! Thank you for sharing it!
St. Louis County, MO (Zone 5a)
|You've touched my heart and made me smile today, thank you.
|Beautiful, and one of my favorite songs.
Putnam County, IN (Zone 5b)
|That is such a sweet memory for you and your wife to share, and a wonderful story to share with your children!
Beverly Hills, CA
|Hello grampapa - I thank you kindly. It was such a wonderful and unique thing to happen on our wedding day. This is one of the most personal reasons why I garden because I feel connected to each and every bit of life that graces my garden. As I mentioned, plant life responds to us and our emotions and what a blessing to have a demonstration of that connection on that day.
Hi Marilyn - Thank you so much. An absolute pleasure to share. I am so happy you enjoyed it and found it inspiring.
Hi Cathy - And you just made ME smile! Thank you for your kind words.
Hi there Sharon - I thank you so much for your kind words. It is one of my all time favorite songs. I realize I have a lot of catch up reading to do of your stories. I am in Asheville North Carolina as of tomorrow for some training. I will catch up then!
Hi Nanny - It is an absultely wonderful memory. You are so right. A relative filmed our entire wedding and we still get choked up when that part comes up.
I wish each of you the very best and I pray your own gardens are a source of inspiration.
(Pat) Othello, WA (Zone 6a)
|Sweet story Ben, thank you!
United States (Zone 5b)
John Muir said: "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a)
|I had no idea this article was going to be so powerful. What a wonderful tribute the rose bush offered! I love this story.