This tree may not look like much now (and yes, I know it still has it’s “leg protectors” on) but this is a very special tree. It’s called a Crape Myrtle and soon it will have beautiful red blossoms on it that will last all summer. The reason why I already love this tree so much is that the other mom in my life — my mother-in-law — gifted us with this tree so that we could plant it in memory of my mother, who always loved to garden. Every spring she would come to our house and my husband would proudly show her his latest plantings. Our yard is quite beautiful and my husband gets 100% of the credit. Here are some other photos of our yard:
I am taking comfort in knowing that a symbol of my mom is now part of our blooming backyard…thank you Carolyn for adding this special tree to our home.
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