A to Z: ‘Y’ is for YARROW

It’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

I’m blogging about MEMORY GARDENS: botanical tributes to celebrate our loved ones. Most of my writing is about keeping memories alive, so a spring garden is a perfect match to celebrate loved ones memories. Come join us all month for 26 different posts about Memory Gardens … and then, maybe plant your own tribute to remember your own special person.

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A to Z: ‘Y’ is for YARROW

The yarrow I planted in my memory garden last year survived its first Texas winter. It was one of the first plants to come back this spring and is already budded up and getting ready to flower. I was uncertain what it would do through this cold winter, but now that I see how hardy it was, I’ll be planting more this year. It’s so pretty – and the symbolism of healing and cure for heartache is perfect for a memory garden.

yarrowYARROW – Cure for heartache, Healing

Common Name:                      YARROW

Botanical Name:                      Achillea

Height:                                    10” – 5’, generally 36-48”

USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones 3-10

Sun requirements:                   Full sun

Water Needs:                           Little water

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