I’ll be doing a May Flowers post for the group blogging project, but my assigned day isn’t until May 22 so I wanted to give a heads up for this May flowers event in Healdsburg: an open house on Mother’s Day at the nearby Russian River Roses nursery. I’ve mentioned this before on the blog. They have a large field of perfume roses that bloom in May and into early June. You can visit to help harvest flowers and see the distillation process if you sign up for a tour, or you can wander the property on your own during an open house day. Mother’s Day there is busy but fun. If you’re in the area you might enjoy stopping by, and you can also buy roses from the nursery. If you’re in the area another fun rose nursery is Garden Valley Ranch in Petaluma, and one of the best all-round nurseries anywhere is Cottage Gardens in Petaluma.