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The story of the wedding bushes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This is DH picking flowers from the wedding bush, a service berry bush that was in full bloom the day we married 35 years ago. On the hillside of my parent's ranch now owned by my youngest brother, we stood beside it and each year DH has gone back and picked a bouquet from the original bush. We have tried to transplant starts from that bush to our home farm and they never grew more than a few feet and never bloomed...this year for the first time we were delighted with our own wedding bush in our own back yard blooming...two of them!! What a treasure! The bouquet is in the vase he brought me the 1st anniversary.
close up of the flower in our yard this year...they do not last but 24 hours after picking but traditions are so precious.
The last picture is our wedding showing the big bush in full bloom.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAHTAIT 5/2/2013 3:19PM

    I adore that bush and love your story about your wedding and the bush. It is so romantic that he want back and brought you boquets from the bush. I am so happy you have a bush of your very own now.
I am kinda doing the same thing..I used to have a huge gardenia in my big home on 7 acres and I bought a gardenia to plant here...the issue is I haven't figured out exactly where I want it yet...hmm. But I love gardenias when they bloom..the smell is so wonderful.

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TERMITEMOM 4/29/2013 2:45PM

    Wonderful tradition! I love it.

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LUCINDARW 4/28/2013 3:14PM

    Linda thanks for sharing this wonderful tradition and having the 2 bushes growning in your yard. Lucinda

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HOLISTIC5 4/27/2013 9:03AM


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DEE107 4/25/2013 12:09AM

    Very pretty thanks for sharing

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MARYJEANSL 4/24/2013 11:49PM

  The bush is just beautiful, and so is the tradition!

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SMIDGON 4/24/2013 6:22PM

    Beautiful, Linda


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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/24/2013 6:17PM

    What a beautiful story and tradition!!!

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SAINTBERNARD6 4/24/2013 4:32PM


What a wonderful tradition

Comment edited on: 4/24/2013 4:32:50 PM

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NANCYRUBIO 4/24/2013 1:09PM

    Oh, my gosh, how romantic! You brought tears to my eyes when I read your blog. How wonderful of a life for the two of you. Bless the two of you and what a pleasure for me to have linked up to you. emoticon

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PICKIE98 4/24/2013 12:44PM

    What is that plant? Honeysuckle?

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