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The Miracle Tree

My ABC Wednesday theme: The Mama and Her Authentic
Green Thumbs. . .and Fingers
This crazy looking tree is the Miracle Tree. That's not its real name.  The Mama calls it the passion tree, but it's not. I looked it up and the tree doesn't resemble the passion tree from Australia.  Once-upon-a-time I knew the name of this tree.  Doesn't matter if I don't ever know it again. I like calling it the Miracle Tree.

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.

It's ABC Wednesday, a meme began by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and headed today by Roger Green and his helpers. Click here to read posts around today's letter M. 

If you've come from the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, my G post is over here.


  1. 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.
    Nice post,
    best wishes,
    ABCW team.

    1. Thanks, Di. Hope your new roses are going strong.

  2. What a sweet story and your first husband is always making sure your Mama has a shady place to sit

    1. I like that thought. The First Husband was one of the Mama's few friends.

  3. 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!

    1. 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.

  4. That's amazing! That tree found the perfect spot!

  5. I think that's a great name for the tree!

  6. Love the story behind the miracle tree:)

  7. 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 " for Moringa ( drumstick )" ...linked to ABC Wednesday .... as to why it is called a miracle tree.

    Thank you for visiting my post "M... is for Mango".


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