18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, May 9, 1913: The weather has quite suddenly changed and it is very cold. That’s all I have to write about.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Brrr—cold weather in May is no fun. But even cold days are almost tolerable when I see all of the beautiful flowers and flowering shrubs erupting into bloom. .
Today, I’m going to share pictures of flowering scrubs that were in the April 1913 issue of Ladies Home Journal. Some of the plants are still popular today—others I don’t recognize or seldom see anymore.