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.
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