We actually received these stems of Rhododendron (I believe from Oregon) right before Mother's Day. They came in as little tiny buds very tight almost with no color. Over the first few days, a few buds were starting to open into magnificent blooms. And then over the last few weeks weeks, more continue to open and are maturing, and so we have the treat of these amazing blossoms!
Some moms received these at Mother's Day and also got to have this experience of watching the beautiful blooms open.
I love bringing in unusual, long-lasting flowers. You never know what we'll find, it's always an adventure.
When we remember our Moms, sometimes in their luxurious beauty, they seem like exotic creatures. Then at other times they are really down to earth and taking daily life in stride. Many people might have only seen one side of them or the other and not realized how interesting and amazing they are. As we grow up, our Moms reveal their multifaceted personalities and their amazing, intoxicating, comforting presence.