“Miss ABBA” Memorial Tree

The unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been enjoying over the past couple of weeks are really making me want to do some planting in the yard.  However, I know its way too early in the Midwest to plant tomatoes, peppers, and other tender vegetation.  We know how crazy Mother Nature is this time of the year.

So, we took a safer route.  Today, we went tree and shrub shopping.  The main purpose was to buy a “memorial” tree for Miss ABBA.  As you can see here, when we planted our two Hawthorn Winter King trees in two springs ago, Miss ABBA was very willing to help dig a hole without being yelled at. 🙂

We even chose a tree with “golden” in the title.  It’s a Golden Honey Locust.  It’s a fast grower that could reach 60 feet tall.  Initially the leaves are green, but turn yellowish gold by fall. This is the time when they are at the height of maturity. The HoneyLocust tree is one of the first trees to shed its leaves in fall.  This tree also bears thorns. These thorns grow on the branches and along the lower bark.

And, while I was doing my public meet & greet at the Flower & Garden Show in Rock Island today, Ray bought a golden retriever decorative yard flag for the tree.

Gretel chose two Emerald Green Arborvitae trees and Ray chose a White Pine.

So, until we can plant our garden and more flowers, this will have to do for now.



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tammy Ridpath on March 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Beautiful tribute.


  2. Posted by Daren Harris on March 26, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Truly a great way to make something so sad, into something that will last a lifetime or more. Love the flag along the tree, just a beautiful memorial for Miss ABBA.


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