She stood slender and tall, majestic and noble, clad in her sapphire gown of petals and glittering diamonds of dew.  She was, at once, royal and proud, yet demure and gracious.  Posturing amidst the wind and rain.  A beacon of loveliness and tenacity.  A sign of Summer’s emergence.

This weekend we’ll be celebrating Memorial Day –   a day of reverence and gratitude.  A day to celebrate our patriotism and thank those who have served and sacrificed, so we may enjoy the freedoms our country, the greatest country on God’s green earth, has afforded us.  It also serves as the gateway to Summer, a season so many have longed and waited for.

So as you celebrate this special day, and welcome Summer with open arms, take a moment to remember those who have served and fallen, and fly your American flags with pride and joy!  Remember, if you or someone you know has a loved one who has been deployed, reach out to Sweeney’s to learn more about Green Care for Troops! We proudly serve the communities of Villa Park, Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Wood Dale, Itasca, and more!

Sweeney’s:  A Plant Based Company

Plant of the Week

Sweet Flag

Grass-like perennial with erect, sword-shaped foliage releases a light cinnamon scent when crushed or broken.  In Spring, inconspicuous, greenish-yellow flowers bloom, followed by tiny, red berries.  Prefers sun to partial sun, and moist soil.  Grows 24-36″ tall and 18-24″ wide.  Attracts wildlife, including waterfowl.

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” 

-Thomas Campbell

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney