Some daughter-in-law’s don’t have much in common with their father-in-law.
In my case, when I married my husband 25 years ago, I wasn’t sure if I would have any shared interests with my father-in-law…..he was a dentist (I was deathly afraid of dentists), he ran 3 miles a day (I got a ‘stitch’ in my side if I tried running to the corner), he was very orderly and meticulous (I am neither of those things) and he was soft spoken (while I can be a bit loud).
I knew he loved me and I him, but sometimes conversation would lag because besides the kids and family, there wasn’t much else to talk about.
That is until I started to become interested in plants and landscaping. You see, my father-in-law always had well-designed landscapes filled with beautiful plants. As I decided to pursue a degree in Urban Horticulture, he was very supportive.
|Goodding’s Verbena (Glandularia gooddingi)|
|Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)|
|Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)|
|Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana)|
|Purple Prickly Pear (Opuntia violaceae)|
|‘Torch Glow’ Bougainvillea|
|Phoenix Bird-of-Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima ‘Phoenix’)|
|‘Rio Bravo’ Sage (Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Rio Bravo’)|
|Mexican Fence Post (Pachycereus marginatus)|