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Floral Traditions: Bridging generations through Memorial Day flowers

Updated: Jun 24


Heirloom lilac

At Two Kays Flower Farm, our commitment to flowers goes beyond the fields; it's interwoven with cherished family traditions that have been passed down through generations. In this blog post, we invite you to step into the world of our flower-filled memories, specifically the heartfelt tradition of taking flowers to our relatives' gravesites for Memorial Weekend.


For as long as I can remember, cutting lilacs for Memorial Day flowers has been a poignant tradition, one that connects generations and memories. The lilacs, like a silent family historian, always seemed to bloom at just the right moment, as if they knew the importance of the occasion. My grandfather and me, scissors in hand, carefully selecting lilacs from the very farm we now cultivate. His weathered hands demonstrated a skill that came from years of tending to the land, a knowledge passed down with every snip of the scissors. Those moments were more than a simple task; they were a lesson in love, connection, and honoring our roots.


Now, in the house we built on the land that holds generations of memories, the lilac tradition continues. Each Memorial Weekend, we gather lilacs from the fields, paying homage to the memories of our loved ones. The fragrance of the blooms fills our home, connecting past and present, creating a living tapestry of family history.


As we approach this Memorial Day, we invite you to join us in the spirit of remembrance and tradition. At Two Kays Flower Farm, the lilacs not only adorn our fields but also carry the weight of generations past. May these blooms inspire you to reflect on your own traditions, connect with your roots, and celebrate the enduring power of family and flowers. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

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