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Green Thumbs. . .and Fingers
I may have told this story before, so if you heard it, that's okay, you can wander over to another post.
About 25 or so years ago, the First Husband gave the Mama a packet of seeds that he got in the mail from a Native American tribe. He nor I had any idea what kind of plant the seeds were. The Mama, being the Mama, planted them in the backyard to see what they may become.
It was shortly after the First Husband died that I noticed the tree. "What kind of tree is that?" I asked.
"I don't know," said the Mama.
"Where did you get it?"
"Frank gave me the seeds. He said they came from Indians. I call it a miracle tree," said the Mama. "There were only four seeds in the envelope."
So, the Miracle Tree is what I call it. Every fall, we prune it back, and every spring, its branches start spreading out so that by summer, it's full again, providing shade over the Mama's favorite resting spot.
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Interesting story Susie, quite a remarkable story behind this tree, and so glad it gives your mama a cool resting place. which she deserves, after all the work she does in her lovely garden.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Di. Hope your new roses are going strong.Delete
What a sweet story and your first husband is always making sure your Mama has a shady place to sitReplyDelete
I like that thought. The First Husband was one of the Mama's few friends.Delete
I saw the leaves in the picture and the name was on the tip of my tongue. I stuck out my tongue to see it, but it was gone! ... Miracle Tree it is!ReplyDelete
Several years ago an acupuncturist/Chinese herbalist gave me a tincture of something that I think was made from the blossoms of this tree.It was supposed to keep me calm and less depressed, which at the time I didn't think I was depressed, nor needed to be calm. Hmmm.Delete
That's amazing! That tree found the perfect spot!ReplyDelete
You're right, Linda. The tree did.Delete
I think that's a great name for the tree!ReplyDelete
The Miracle Tree. I like the sound of it.Delete
what a sweet story!ReplyDelete
Love the story behind the miracle tree:)ReplyDelete
Beautiful story! Though this is not the same tree , there is another tree called Moringa ( native to India) which is actually called the "Miracle Tree" in Africa . Read my post on "M....is for Moringa ( drumstick )" ...linked to ABC Wednesday .... as to why it is called a miracle tree.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting my post "M... is for Mango".