Several years ago on my March birthday, one of my dearest friends, Carole, invited me out to lunch. We had been at the Home and Garden Show just a few weeks before admiring the beautiful Weeping Cherry Trees.
While we were out to lunch, her husband and son planted this weeping cherry tree in my back yard. Carole and I had even talked about where I would put one, so they knew exactly where to put it.l
The next winter, we had the worse ice storm in our history. The little cherry tree was laden down with ice and hung almost to the ground. I did lose a couple of branches.
Then, the next two summers we had the most intense heat we have ever had - breaking all records at 118 degrees. We watered and watered, but the heat was just so bad.
So, I was afraid the little tree hadn't survived. Imagine my delight when a couple of days ago, it broke out in blooms. I was so elated.
This tree is so special to me because Carole had a massive stroke two years ago. She has recovered beyond anyone's belief. She is such a strong woman and such a dear friend.
I love you Carole and my little weeping cherry tree!
Till next time, Judy