This month's wreath is made from the trimmings of our native Cercis occidentalis, Western Redbud. It's a lovely, small tree, whose blooms attract many kinds of native bees. These trees in April are not only gorgeous, but havens for wildlife. I'm not sure how long the blooms will last once cut, but this sure looks pretty for now, hanging in our home.
I made this wreath in honor of Joan Whalen Boegel, Tom's mother, who passed away yesterday. She adored flowers and was an excellent gardener herself. She taught me a lot about how to be a thoughtful plantswoman. We lived across the country from each other, but I and the kids have wonderful memories of Grandmother, and are so glad to have had her in our lives.