Category Archives: Tree of the Month

Under Buddha’s Tree

Last week I realized that the garden is more than a place of plants we love with names we struggle to remember and pronounce. It is in fact a place that holds the history of civilization—both sacred and secular—in its nomenclature, … Continue reading

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Tree of the Month: Cassia Bakeriana

Parking for Sunday services at Plymouth Congregational Church in late winter and spring is an inspiring experience. Several years ago the church filled their grassy lot with Cassia bakeriana. When in bloom the long branches of this gorgeous tree appear … Continue reading

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Angel’s Trumpet—Brugmansia Versicolor

I walk my dog at night. A few doors down a neighbor grows an Angel’s Trumpet close to the sidewalk, and so often the intoxicating perfume of this tree envelopes me in a love of living in the tropics (okay, … Continue reading

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