Old-Fashioned Plants and Flowers You Need in Your Garden
Easy to grow vintage flowers that your Grandma may have planted years ago. These long time favorites our grandparents knew and loved are making a comeback in popularity for the flower garden. Planting these in and among Flea Market treasures complete the quaint look. There’s a pretty poem to read, too!
Here is a list of some flowers that might be considered old fashioned. Or maybe forgotten. Or Classic! Many of them are such survivors they can still be found in abandoned gardens.
I hope to be such a survivor in my garden, such as a few gardeners in their 80s, and I joke that I’ll lay down to garden and weed if I have to! If only someone can help me back up.
Worn Out Boots
I sat down in my easy chair and pulled my socks up tight
And grabbing for my favorite boots I looked at them in fright!
The leather was so dry and cracked, the sole was split wide open
The lace was all tied up in knots and looking kind of rotten
When had my boots become so old, and showing signs of wear?
It wouldn’t be too long before I’d need a brand new pair
I thought about the things I’d done while wearing them so long
The boards I’d sawed and painted to make our house a home
The gardening and yard work that never seemed to end
Cutting hay and shoveling snow and fences left to mend
No wonder they were looking old and showing signs of wear
On top of all the work we did, I wore them everywhere.
I remember seeing pictures of some worn out pairs of boots
That someone had recycled and sat beside her stoops
She had planted pretty flowers just inside, behind the laces
And the flowers grew delightfully with brightly colored faces
It made me think how much these boots remind me of my flesh
That even though it looks so tired, worn out, and far from fresh
Inside my soul is young and strong and growing everyday
With love and peace and happiness, that blooms along the way
Some day my soul will step out of these worn out boots I love
And walk away without them to my Heavenly home above
Where I will spend eternity with He who loves me best
And this old worn out body at last will find its rest.