My mother has always been a gardener. We have books and books about flowers. Every spring and early summer she’ll make multiple visits to Lowe’s and local nurseries to find the plants she wants. Whereas I would be happy with a couple of herb plants, her goal is to fill the garden with color and texture. While I’ve felt at times that it isn’t worth all the trouble, you can’t argue with her results and the smile it brings to her face.