People in full bloom on Mother’s Day

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) People were out in full bloom on Mother’s Day as we shift into a post-pandemic life.

Peggy Schroeder, owner of Schroeder’s Flowers says, “Last year we did lots and lots of deliveries cause people couldn’t take them to the nursing homes or go visit mother and so we had a lot of deliveries.”

Flowers are synonymous with this special day so its no wonder some may be in short supply.

Schroeder says, “Some things are just having to be brought in. They’re growing them and we just have to get them in from our other location.”

Some treated mom to mother nature’s assortment at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, for those unable to snag that special bouquet.

Natalia Fucci, mother of two says, “We came here for my first Mother’s Day when nova was just 10 days old and now we’re here with Michael and just making this a tradition.”

Husbands treated wives to a garden stroll to commemorate an unfinished journey.

Mike Fucci, Natalia’s husband says, “Having both of these kids and Natalia’s been such a rock through it all and so strong through it and having them is a blessing and watching her mother them with strength and watching her continue to grow and I grow based off that too is amazing.”

Flowers and kids go hand-in-hand and on this day some moms remembered how like flowers their children are a reminder of life renewing itself.

Claudia Kalous says, “The best Mother’s Day memory is I have three grandchildren and getting together with them. It tells you you have children and grandchildren and life goes on and it’s just a very special day. It just tugs at your heartstrings.”

In celebration of Mother’s Day — moms were able to enjoy all the colorful spring flowers at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens — free of charge.

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