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My Grandmother Madge and her gardens.

Updated on July 13, 2013

Flowers are some of the good things in life

Life would not be the same without flowers!
Life would not be the same without flowers! | Source

Her name was Magdalene Jane, born in 1887 in Valparaiso, Chile


My Granny Madge was the daughter of that adventurous Scot, John Robert Stewart, who spent part of his adult life as an Engineer in the Chilean Navy. My mother was her only surviving daughter, and as Granny was a widow, she lived with us as part of our small family group. The garden was her territory wherever we happened to be living, and she was good at it!

A fellow writer on Hubpages asked me a question about what my grandmother planted in the garden, and that set me off down memory lane. Unfortunately I no longer have the original photos, of which there were many, but I do have my memories, and I have searched out similar photos, which I include here.

I start my various life stages.


My father was rather nomadic, so as I was growing up, we lived in various towns and in various houses within these towns

My life started out in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. Granny Madge did not live with us at that time, as she was working as a teacher in Santiago. There were no schools in the desert for her to transfer to, so she stayed in Santiago, and only came for a visit. There was no garden at the time! The desert is not a place for gardens!


The front lawn

Golden Broom
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Chinese Wisteria
Chinese Wisteria | Source
Purple Bougainvillea
Purple Bougainvillea | Source

We move to the capital, Santiago, about 1942.


My first memory of Santiago was a second floor apartment. No garden there either!

Our second abode was a really nice house, two stories high, with a very big front garden, and really big back yard. The front garden had a lawn, and some trees and large bushes round the edges. I remember a Broom Tree, some Wisteria and a beautiful deep purple Bougainvillea that covered a part of the house wall. This garden had been installed by the owner of the house, I think, so Granny Madge only looked after it and kept it trim. She did plant pansies round the edge of the lawn.

The back yard was a different story. There were two large trees in the middle, I forget what kind they were, but I do remember I had a swing between these trees. Nice and shady in summer! Between the swing and the back of the house, my father installed a trellis, as a divider, and that was the place for the sweet peas. While I played on my swing I watched the vines and the flowers growing, and also helped to pick them for the flower vases. There was also a great variety of snapdragons, and nasturtiums. These last were one of Granny Madge’s favorites she always tried to have a bed of them.

Behind my swing, was the vegetable garden, where Granny Madge planted tomatoes, string beans, pumpkins, and other assorted greens. This was not what interested me, so I only remember the tomatoes, because they had to be tied up on stalks.


The back yard

Trellis with Sweet Peas
Trellis with Sweet Peas | Source
Dark Sweet Peas
Dark Sweet Peas | Source
Sweet Peas Display. I can almost smell the scent!
Sweet Peas Display. I can almost smell the scent! | Source
Nasturtiums, Granny Madge's favorites
Nasturtiums, Granny Madge's favorites | Source
Snapdragon (Mayus)
Snapdragon (Mayus) | Source
Mixed bed of flowers
Mixed bed of flowers | Source

The Flowers in our Garden in Santiago

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Some of the flowers I learnt to plant in Concepcion

Curly Geraniums, mixed
Curly Geraniums, mixed | Source
Pelargonium, dark pink
Pelargonium, dark pink | Source
Pelargonium, red
Pelargonium, red | Source
Fancy leaf Pelargonium
Fancy leaf Pelargonium | Source
Pink Dianthus (Carnation)
Pink Dianthus (Carnation) | Source
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We move to Concepcion, about 1946


The next house had a medium sized garden surrounding a two-story house on three sides of it. The garden was a mess, so Granny Madge started to improve it. She tried to enroll me, but I was not too taken with this idea. I did learn about hydrangeas, pelargoniums (or geraniums) and dianthus (carnations). All three can be multiplied by sticking a piece of stalk into the ground and watering it carefully. I also learnt that the color of the hydrangea can be darkened by providing the plant with more iron.

I also learnt about Hydrangeas

Pink Hydrangea bush
Pink Hydrangea bush | Source
Close up of pink Hydrangea head
Close up of pink Hydrangea head | Source
Blue Hydrangea bush
Blue Hydrangea bush | Source

A Garden with Geraniums, Carnations and Hydrangeas

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A beautiful, big garden with Camellia Trees

Camellia Japonica (White)
Camellia Japonica (White) | Source
Camellia hiemalis
Camellia hiemalis
Camellia Japonica (Red)
Camellia Japonica (Red) | Source
Camellia Japonica Variegata
Camellia Japonica Variegata | Source

Another house in Concepcion


The second house in Concepcion was a beauty! It was the property of the British General Manager of one of the big British Trading Companies, and he owned three houses in a row, out on the outskirts of the town. My father was his second in command, so we rented one of these houses. They were really enormous places, the back area alone, with the kitchen, three pantries, the laundry room and several storerooms, could have easily housed a family of five persons with plenty of space to spare!

The gardens (more than one) were quite another story. They were already grown, so it was just a question of keeping them up.

The back garden held about five fruit trees, I remember the apricots, they just never seemed to finish. And to one side there was a large circle of adult Camellia trees with all shades of flowers, from white to pink to red and all sorts of mixes in between! Part of my duties included climbing the ladder to pick the apricots, and also to pick the camellias. They were really something! My mother set up the Camellias as ornamental flower arrangements, by floating them in a shallow crystal bowl half full of water.

The front had some pine trees and was a bit gloomy, the idea was not to be too attractive, as it faced the street, and the area was a bit lonely, more like farmland than an urban neighborhood. The only flowers of note in the front, were the irises and the roses. It was a really comfortable living place, with a swing for me and a small area for miniature golf. The back gallery was so long and wide, I used to roller skate along it!


Some flowers in the front garden

Iris germanica
Iris germanica | Source
Iris Germanica
Iris Germanica | Source
Iris Germanica
Iris Germanica | Source
Pink and Yellow Iris
Pink and Yellow Iris | Source
Gold Ring Iris
Gold Ring Iris | Source

A Garden with Camellias and Iris Germanica

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We move to Osorno about 1951


This town is in the Lake District in the South of Chile, and we were only there for two years. There was hardly any garden activity, as Granny Madge did not come with us, because there was no British School in this town, being a mix of German immigrants and Chileans. So she stayed on in Concepcion, teaching at the St. John’s British School.

We move back to Concepcion in 1953


We lived in two more houses before we finally settled in our own home, where Granny Madge duly created the garden.

There was a small area at the back, with the barbecue and some plots with vegetables, similar to the Santiago plots. All the rest was a flower garden.

Once again, we planted dianthus, snapdragons, pansies, pelargoniums or geraniums, hydrangeas, roses, a few irises, a big bed of nasturtiums. But the flowers that won all the prizes were the dahlias. Some of the heads were about the size of a large dinner plate, and once again my mother floated them on a small quantity of water in a shallow crystal bowl. Sometimes it would be just one enormous dahlia, which covered the entire surface. Sometimes it would be two or three smaller heads, of different colors. These arrangements made a great impact on the center coffee table in the living room and were greatly admired!

This was also the last of the gardens! Granny Madge passed away while we were living in this house, and shortly after my father sold up and went back to Liverpool. I stayed in Chile, where my professional degree was valid, and the joke is that my father could not get used to living in the UK once again! So they came back to Chile to live with me, but our standard of living was greatly reduced, and this was not helped by the fact that the state of the Chilean economy was a mess.

We then lived through the Pinochet military coup, but no more gardens at all. Fortunately we lived really close to the big University Campus, which is a show place full of gardens, so it was easy to go there for a walk.


My mother's Dahlia arrangements were always greatly admired!

Dahlia Duet
Dahlia Duet | Source
Medium sized Dahlia
Medium sized Dahlia | Source
Dahlia Magnus
Dahlia Magnus | Source
Big Golden Dahlia
Big Golden Dahlia | Source
Dahlia Café-au-lait
Dahlia Café-au-lait | Source

A Garden with Dahlias

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In recent years


After both my parents also passed away, I lived alone for some years, as my ex husband (I’m divorced) did not keep up any contacts with me. Now I live with my godson, his wife and small daughter. Once again there is the possibility to create a garden, but I have very little say in the matter. Another factor is that the property is partly residential, and partly a storage place for construction material, belonging to the small store my godson runs. The garden area is slowly taking shape, we have a small camellia bush, really tiny, and that at the moment is covered in buds, so there is still hope!

Granny Madge also enjoyed the Pansies, and so did I.

Pansy
Pansy | Source
Pansy
Pansy | Source
Pansy
Pansy | Source
Pansies
Pansies | Source

Last Words.


Flowers are an important part of Life's enjoyment! To have a garden to admire, is to be very fortunate!

© 2012 joanveronica (Joan Robertson)

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      joanveronica, your flower pictures are gorgeous. I never tire of looking at colorful blooms. You were indeed fortunate to have lived so many places and been exposed to so many flowers and gardens along the way. You have obviously learned a great deal about planting and taking care of nature's beautiful plants.

      I loved reading your story, and now feel I know you a little better. Thanks so much for sharing! Voted Up and beautiful.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Oh, thank you so much for your comment! This is a good way to start the morning, especially as I have to teach for three solid hours! I'm glad you liked this Hub, I enjoyed writing it!

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      InglenookObserver 4 years ago from Southwestern Wisconsin

      Wonderful way to measure ones passage in life - in the gardens and yards around you. Also a super way to remember a parent or grandparent.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, thank you for your comment! I really enjoyed going through these memories once again! And the flower photos are really beautiful! I have very clear memories of the gardens, and I can assure you the flowers looked just like these photos, which is why I chose them!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      My mother had flower gardens in every possible area of our front yard. People enjoyed just walking by and looking at her flowers. I learned to love them as well and inherited her green thumb. Loved your photos and story of how your grandmother played a great part of your loving gardens. Take care.

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      farmloft 4 years ago from Michigan

      I can envision your Grandma's dahlias floating in their water dish! Hope you can float your own camelia soon.

      Voted up.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi teacher, thank you for your comment! I'm glad you liked the Hub and that it brought back pleasant memories! I think flowers are a sort of universal language, don't you? Thanks for the visit. See you!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi farmloft, thanks for the visit and the comment! We have just come through a really horrific storm with strong winds and the rain pouring down! We were without water for over 24 hours, and the light went out at midday Saturday, and has just come back on, Sunday about 5.00pm. The good news is that the little Camellia bush has survived! Thanks for the vote!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hola joanveronica. My goodness you have moved a lot in your life ! Grandma Madge must have worked really hard in her gardens. I live in Spain and know just how much it takes to start and keep a garden looking good here with the extremes in weather.When we bought our house out in the campo we had an extra piece of land that was the ideal spot for building a swimming pool ( a neccesity here in summer) over the last 10 years I have established a garden, but it´s been really really hard work. I couldn´t be happy without a garden though so it had to be done. I have a lot of plants in my garden that grandma madge had in her´s. The photo´s are really lovely.Thanks for sharing. Hasta luego Reina.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, nice to read some Spanish words on Hubpages! I hope you will have enough water for your plants this summer, we had a really dry one, and now we are going into the rainy weather! Thank you for your visit and Hasta la vista!

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      Ana Louis 4 years ago from Louisiana

      HI Joanveronica. Stopped by to thank you for your kind words about my bio. I thoroughly enjoyed this hub. I am reminded of my own grandmother who loved flowers and gardening. She too had green hands. My mother however did not inherit my grandmother's abiblty to grow things - neither did I. My husband is the grower in our family and provides us with the beauty of sweet smelling flowers, tasty vegetables, and wonderful shade trees.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, thanks for the visit, I'm glad you enjoyed this hub! It was of value to me, because it allowed me to see a lot of events with a different perspective!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, some people have a certain way with flowers and it seems that your grandmother had that touch. What lovely flowers! I love sweet peas, my balcony is covered in them now, and wisteria! wow! wonderful hub, and so colorful too!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Nell, thanks for the visit, I'm glad you liked this Hub! It's one of my favorites because of the many colors, it lifts my spirits just to look through it. Thanks to my grandmother, our gardens were always enjoyable. And I will keep my memories as long as I live. I think this is a wonderful present for one generation to leave the next one along, don't you?

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi joan, and thank you for this wonderful hub. I love flowers---adore them! There are people who are into gardening and I'm not one of them. However, I plan to plant a rose garden when I eventually purchase my first house; I've never lived in a house before, only apartments and condos.

      Voted up

      John

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Glad you liked it! And thanks for the visit. I'm writing another Hub about a Camellia tree, so stick around! Be happy!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Joan,

      It was interesting how your memories of gardens and your grandmother's green thumb is related to all of the places that you lived. As you were mentioning the various flowers, it made me think of the places we have lived and/or favorite flowers grown by people in my family. Altogether...an enjoyable hub. Voted up and SHARING. Enjoyed the photos!

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Nice hub these flowers are so beautiful only my GOD can create and make such wonderful floral sceneries for us to see. Thanks much for sharing

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, Peggy W. Thanks for the visit, the comment and the Share! I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub, I had a great time writing it and admiring all those beautiful flowers.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi LadyFiddler, thanks for the visit and the comment! These flowers are sooo beautiful, I had a wonderful time writing this Hub. Be happy!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love gardening and my father has beautiful orchid garden. Wow...I saw many beautiful flowers here. My friend, you make my morning so colorful. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and shared. Take care :-)

      Prasetio

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, thanks for the visit! I bet your father's orchids are beautiful too! I would like to see that. Thanks for the vote and the share. Be happy!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What a wonderful history and colorful memories you have! Your Grandmother left you a beautiful legacy.

      I love flowers and am envious of the beautiful varieties you were able to grow. My soil is mostly sand so I am limited...that and our harsh winters make gardening interesting to say the least.

      I really enjoyed following you around and learning about your flowers.

      Voted up, beautiful and interesting.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, thanks for the visit and the comment, I agree the flowers show up beautifully in the article! Almost as good as they were in their real life. Thinking about your environment, I guess I was lucky to grow up in a benign environment for flowers. Maybe that was one of the things that decided my Great Grandfather Stewart to settle in Chile!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Thank you so much for allowing me the pleasure of getting to know you better through this beautiful article. These photos are magnificient as well as the many places you've lived and experienced.

      It so reminded me of those wonderful cherished memories with my Nana, spent in her garden. Thank you for allowing me a lovely reminise of those childhood days with a woman whom I adored.

      Blessings to you friend.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Thank you for a lovely comment! I'm so glad you were able to relive your memories, I know I enjoyed writing this Hub for the same reason.

      Have a good day and be happy!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      You are blessed with a good memory! I love flowers, too and have written several Hubs about mine. If you don't have enough room where you live to plant a regular garden, may I suggest growing flowers in containers. I do that because the soil where I live is so bad. I like it because I can move my plants around from place to place. I voted this Hub UP, and will certainly share with others.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is lovely! I will share this!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is lovely! I will share this!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is lovely! Just beautiful. I will share this!

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      The-Quietwarrior 4 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful!!!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi warrior! So glad you like it! It was fun to write and a very sentimental journey for me! Thanks for the visit and the comment.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi mary615, I'm so glad you liked this Hub! And thanks for the share! My problem at the moment is that I'm no longer in charge of my home, and the home-leaders don't really consider my opinions, they want their own, being young and all! I just sit by and watch. This is their first home, and they are living the experience of planning and growing their garden. So it's lucky for me I have my memories!

      Hi Angela, thanks for taking the time to visit, and I'm glad you like the Hub! When I'm feeling low, I just go through the pictures once more! And thanks for the share, I'm working on that too.

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      Vicky C. 4 years ago from New England

      What wonderful pictures. They would make beautiful art work and great for computer wallpaper.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi blessed, thanks for the visit and the comment, and I agree, the flowers are lovely, they raise the spirits!

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Wow, nice pictures and interesting story! We also have a very limited space in the yard but try to combine flowers in a way to have continuous blossoming all summer long of different varieties. Hydrangea may blossom all summer depending on its variety. Camellia tree is also one of the most picturesque plant because it is in blossom in February. I am glad you have it.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, we do seem to like our gardens! I think flowers are like angels, they are like miracles, and so beautiful.

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      Susana 4 years ago

      I am not very good with plants but I do appreciate the beauty in them. Nice pictures Joan. And a lovely story. Thanks for sharing that with us!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Susana, I'm glad you liked the story and the pictures! Thanks for the visit and the comment. Have a good day and be happy!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I was sorrry to read you no longer have a garden Joan - but you do have some very beautiful memories, thank you for sharing them, I have enjoyed reading.

      Voting up, best wishes Lesley

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, Lesley, thank you for the visit and the vote, I'm glad you enjoyed reading about the history of our various gardens!

      I've been watching your video on the gardens in the Park yet again, what a beautiful show. Have a good day! And thanks for the follow!

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      ingenioustech 4 years ago from India

      An eye cherishing hub...........i loved the way you wrote it........

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, ingenious! I'm so glad you liked this article, it was fun to write and remember all those gardens, which seem to be all involved with my life! Have a good day!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Wow!! how fortunate you're to have such a grandma who kept such a beautiful garden!! Your presentation of the story is too good and you made my day with these colorful flowers!! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, rad, I'm so glad you liked this story of my Granny's gardens, it was fun to write, and sentimental too. she has been dead for quite some time now.

      It's good to be able to relive some of her life through these flowers. Thank you so much for the visit and the comment! Have a good day!

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      mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

      Goodness, what a history, and centered around the garden. You certainly lived an interesting, gypsy-ish life and have been through so much life experience, so well reproduced in your writing. Through it all is your love of God's beautiful flowers. Granny Madge did not live in vain if she taught you that.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi there mizjo! Thanks so much for your visit and comment, I went through this Hub again on the way to finding your comment right at the end, and felt again the fantastic power of the beauty of flowers! I was needing this lift-up, so thank you again! Your words really touched me! In case we don't communicate again so soon, have a Happy Xmas!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      My goodness, you've traveled a lot. Your hub is beautiful and the photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. :) UP/A and will share.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Denise, many thanks for you visit and your comment. It's raining here (in Summer!) so the day is dull but your comment made the sun shine! Thanks so much, especially for the share. Have a good day!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Just lovely!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Joan...thank you for sharing your story and the beautiful photos!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Joan,

      I love reading articles about places I've visited. I've been to the Atacama Desert, Santiago, and Valparaiso. Thanks for bringing back memories of my visits to your wonderful country.

      Thanks even more for sharing Granny Madge's garden with us. The flowers are magnificent!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Joan, reading your hub is like taking a stroll through you beloved grandmother's gardens. The pictures you chose are so beautiful and really enhance your article. What lovely memories you have of your grandmother and her gardens. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

      Voted up and beyond.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Audrey! I have to agree with your comment! I so enjoyed searching for the photos and remembering all our lovely flowers. "Memories are made of this" as ths song goes! Thanks for the visita and the comment. Have a good day!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi sunshine! Many thanks for your visit, your comment and your sentiments! I do so love this Hub, it was a very happy task for me!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Daisy! So happy you liked this Hub and that you can appreciate the context because you have visited Chile. This is a beautiful country indeed, that's why I have decided to end my days right here! Thanks again!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Joan, granny sure had talent! Taking this and sharing! Beautiful photos!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 3 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi midget, so happy for your visit and comment! Yes, Granny Madge was really something special, a non-repeatable model! Thanks for the visit and the share. I hope to see you soon!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful hub filled with beauty of flowers, thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 2 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Vellur many thanks for your visit and comment! The memory of my Granny's gardens is very precious to me. See you soon!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 2 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Vellur so happy you liked this Hub! It holds some very precious memories that I cherish with love. Thank you for the visit and the comment, much appreciated!

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